haiti earthquake relief
An aid worker with Hope for Haiti hands out backpacks to schoolchildren in southwestern Haiti. Courtesy: Hope for Haiti

After Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, when billions of dollars in aid were squandered by major non-governmental organizations or awarded to American contractors, Haitian-Americans watching from aboard learned to demand accountability when it comes to helping Haiti. This time around, many of these Haitians-Americans, like Garcelle Menos of Brooklyn, are choosing to work directly with groups they feel they can trust.

That’s why next month, Menos is organizing a fundraiser to benefit nonprofit Hope for Haiti, which supports children through education and health programming.

“They’re so transparent, all their financial documents are right there on their website,” Menos said.

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Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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.