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On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and killed 300,000 people. To reflect on the great loss Haiti has endured, and to commemorate the great hope it has gained ten years since, Tzu Chi USA has opened up a one-of-a-kind photo exhibit called “Keeping Hope Alive: 10 Years of Care in Haiti.” And, on January 12, 2020, its grand opening was celebrated at the Tzu Chi Center in New York City.
The program began with opening remarks, including a few words from Tzu Chi USA Executive Vice President Dr. Han Huang and longtime Tzu Chi volunteer James Chen, who have both made many trips to Haiti to oversee relief efforts there. Though it’s been a decade since the disaster, Dr. Huang emphasized the importance of the lessons such tragedies teach. Continue reading