Two Charities Start Fund to Help Haitians in New York
New York, Feb. 12, 2010, The New York Times — It will be years before the impact of Haiti’s earthquake on Haitians in New York can be fully measured. But as the local population rushes to respond — increasing remittances to relatives in Haiti, welcoming others who are fleeing the destruction, or mourning the dead — two of the city’s major charities are pitching in to help.
On Thursday, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the United Way of New York City will announce the start of the NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund. The fund will issue grants to local nonprofit groups that help Haitians with a variety of services, including immigration assistance, literacy and other educational programs, employment training, and grief counseling.