Haitian Immigrants in NYC Get Aid

    New York-based organizations providing aid for Haitian immigrants in the city were awarded a total of USD250,000 in grants to pursue programs aimed at giving long-term recovery for quake survivors, The New York Times reports.

    The United Way of New York City announced April 11 that grants worth between USD10,000 and USD50,000 were awarded to several organizations with a “proven track record” of success in programs on education, social services, legal assistance and counseling.

    United Way president Gordon Campbell said the grants were “a first but important step forward in addressing the longer-term needs of community members.”

    Recipients include Kongo, a Haitian-led group that uses native Haiti music to promote community harmony.

    Brooklyn’s SUNY Downstate Medical Center was awarded USD50,000 for its program providing mental health services to Haitians.

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