haitians use professional connections
From nurses teaming up with a health system to send PPE, to teachers raising money for the purchase of tents, Haitian-Americans have leveraged their workplace relationships to help Haiti.

For Carlo Damus, the Aug. 14 earthquake in southern Haiti was a frustrating reminder of the country’s failure to plan for disaster. 

“At this stage, I’m tired of what’s going on in Haiti,” said Damus, a Brooklyn-based teacher. “They’re always reacting, there wasn’t any plan. They know Haiti’s built on faults.” 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.