Churches nationwide have used federal relief funds to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but small Haitian churches in Brooklyn have been locked out, some pastors said. Now, they are asking the government to help.
For nearly 50 years, the Evangelical Crusade Christian Church in East Flatbush has been a fixture in Brooklyn’s Haitian community. It has been a sanctuary not only for worshippers who call it their home church, but for area residents of social and spiritual need. The go-to stop for politicians on the campaign trail and place for high-profile funerals and festive cultural displays alike.
In the United States, new cases of COVID-19 are surging, recording a daily record of more than 187,000 cases and inching closer to 260,000 deaths. That crisis however does not predict a similar surge in Haiti, said Dr. Jean William Pape, director of the GHESKIO network of health clinics in Haiti.
Sunrise Airways will resume daily flights between Port-au-Prince and Cuba starting on Nov. 1, the airline announced in a statement Tuesday.
Kingsbrook, along with Interfaith Medical Center and Brookdale, the other two hospitals looking at consolidation, employ a significant number of Haitian-Americans. The planned merger of services is part of a $700 million New York State plan to consolidate services at the facilities, which are managed by One Brooklyn Health, a nonprofit.
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Stymied by the pandemic, which shut down in-person gatherings and prompted would-be patrons to stay home, many artists like Baboun have since used their creativity to adapt.