Earlier this year, after the nation of Haiti was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake, the GNY Board of Directors voted to donate $1,000 to the relief efforts as part of our newly created Philanthropy Program. We chose Habitat for Humanity for this donation, specifically due to their focus on the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Haiti in the wake of the devastation.Â Â
Habitat for Humanity has worked in Haiti for 26 years and is aiding the recovery process by providing emergency shelter kits, helping with debris removal from home sites and providing transitional shelter, new home construction and home repairs. Habitat is increasing its program in Haiti to also help people learn construction skills, which provides on-the-job house construction training that creates additional employment opportunities for those in need of work.Â
Please see the letter we received from Habitat for Humanity, thanking our Chapter for our contribution to the international relief efforts. Â It is your member funds which make charitable donations such as this possible and the Board thanks all of our members for their continued support of initiatives such as this one.