Haitian American Relief Committee

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The Haitian American Emergency Relief Committee would like to share a presentation on our work in Haiti. www.haerc.org

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  • COVER PAGE
  • WORKING HANDS ON WITH PARTNERS
  • Haitian American Relief Committee

    1. 1. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES<br />GUIDELINES FOR DONATIONS<br />
    2. 2. CURRENT STATE OF AID FLOW<br />DONATIONS ARE COLLECTED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, TRANSPORTED TO WAREHOUSE WHERE THEY ARE SORTED AND BOXED THEN TRANSPORTED TO SHIPPING COMPANY FOR FINAL DESTINATIONS. THIS PROCESS CAN TAKE WEEKS.<br />THE DONATIONS ARE THEN PLACED IN A CONTAINER; WHEN THE CONTAINER IS FULL THEN IT IS READY FOR SHIPPING; THAT CAN TAKE ANOTHER WEEK + SHIPPING TIME FROM MIAMI TO HAITI TAKES 3-4 DAYS TRAVELLING TIME. WHEN<br />THE CARGO ARRIVES TO HAITI IT NEEDS TO BE INSPECTED AND CLEARED BY CUSTOMS THEN, ONCE THEY DETERMINE <br />HOW MUCH TO CHARGE DEPENDING ON THE VALUE THEY COME UP WITH, IT CAN COST FROM HUNDREDS TO THOUSANDS .THE AVERAGE COST FOR A 40FT CONTAINER FROM MIAMI TO HAITI IS ABOUT $2500.00 US DOLLARS.<br />WHEN YOU TAKE IN CONSIDERATION LABOR, STORAGE FEES, BOXES, TAPE,GASOLINE, TRANSPORTATION, CUSTOM FEES ,TRANSPORTATION IN HAITI AND DISTRIBUTION COST, THE FREE DONATIONS COLLECTED AND DELIVERED IN HAITI CAN COSTFROM $5,000.00 -$7,500.00 & TIME FRAME FOR PROCEDURE FROM TO 1-3 MONTHS.<br />
    3. 3. FOOD DONATED BY MIAMI-DADE<br />MIAMI-DADE COMMISSIONERS VISIT TO HAITI<br />
    4. 4. PROVIDING EMERGENCY TRANING<br />PROVIDINGTRAINING & BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS<br />
    5. 5. WORKING HANDS ON WITH PARTNERS<br />DELIVERING TOYS FOR HOLLIDAYS<br />IN DEC 2008 THE MATTEL TOY CO.  DONATED 7 PALETS OF TOYS TO HAERC   FOR THE CHILDREN OF HAITI .WITH THE HELP A.A.AIRLINES CARGO, THE COLLABORATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER,AND THE RHAU FOUNDATION IN HAITI ,THE TOYS WERE DELIVERED AND DISTRIBUTED  DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2009  <br />
    6. 6. PROVIDING EMERGENCY RELIEF<br />FOOD TRANSPORTED BY US MILITARY TO REMOTE LOCATIONS<br />
    7. 7. PROVIDING TRAINING FOR USICAN DURING CARNAVAL<br />
    8. 8. THE CITY OF MIAMI & THE CITY OF PORT-AU-PRINCEPRESENTS………<br />WAKE UP! LET’S KEEP PORT-AU-PRINCE CLEAN<br />
    9. 9. MIAMI DELAGATION COMPLETING MURAL WITH ARTIST<br />
    10. 10. TURNING SOLID WASTE INTO FUEL HOPING TO REPLACE CHARCOAL<br />
    11. 11. DISCUSSING T.P.S. FOR HAITIANS WITH <br /> CONGRESSMAN MARIO DIAZ-BALARD<br />

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