JDC addresses critical needs in Haiti as team returns to NYC from first field visit

NEW YORK, NY, February 1, 2010—Among the Haitians being aided by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and its partners in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake, are teenagers Pierre and Moise, clients of a JDC-supported food program by EcoWorks International being run on the remains of a local hospital. Both recovering from surgery to their badly broken legs, these two young men, who lost family members and their homes, are receiving regular meals and water as they recuperate. Like hundreds of thousands of other victims, Pierre and Moise are struggling to regain their bearings amidst the rubble that just two weeks ago had been homes, schools, hospitals, markets, and places of worship.



03:20 PM Feb 01, 2010 - 27 comments permalink

Local leaders attend prayer service for Haiti victims

BOSTON -- State and local leaders attended a prayer service for the earthquake victims today at a church in Mattapan.

Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino took part in an interfaith service at the Jubilee Church in Mattapan.

Patrick said people across the state are rallying to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti and state agencies are providing counseling services to those affected by the earthquake.

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02:53 PM Jan 25, 2010 - 76 comments permalink

Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief Sends Emergency Aid to Haiti

NEW YORK, NY, January 25, 2010 – The Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief (JCDR), an alliance of U.S. and foreign Jewish agencies that provide a united Jewish response to humanitarian disasters, formed a special coordinating group in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti.



02:49 PM Jan 25, 2010 - 442 comments permalink

JDC partners with ecoworks international to open hospital-based feeding program for patients, camp residents & orphans in Haiti

NEW YORK, NY, January 22, 2010-The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, in collaboration with EcoWorks International (EWI), a not-for-profit NGO working with poor communities around the world, is sponsoring a hospital-based feeding program, based out of the remains of a collapsed local hospital, to aid the victims of the devastating earthquake and aftershocks in Haiti. On January 17th, EWI’s team arrived in Haiti to set up the feeding program in Port-au-Prince that will serve patients, camp residents and orphans for the next two months.



11:55 AM Jan 25, 2010 - 903 comments permalink

One week later, JDC's Haiti relief work aids vicitims of earquake and aftershocks

On-the-Ground Partners Carry Out Critical
Emergency Medical, Nutritional and Material Relief

NEW YORK, NY, January 20, 2010—One week after the catastrophic earthquake and aftershocks struck Haiti, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, and its partners on the ground are ensuring that critical medical, nutritional and material relief are reaching victims everyday.



11:50 AM Jan 25, 2010 - 4 comments permalink

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