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Haitian Unity Day 2020

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COVID STATEMENT

The past seven months has dramatically changed our lives. The global impact of Covid-19 has and continues to change the way we live. Business as usual is no longer the norm. The new normal is now the norm. Masks, Zoom digital meetings, quarantine and social distancing are now our daily activities.

From weeks to months of quarantine, to loss of jobs and lives, all communities continue to struggle to maintain a positive and loving attitude. The Haitian community is no different. As an immigrant community, we maintain our familial contacts and support each other to best of our ability. Unlike other communities, however, many Haitians live in isolation and fear due to the immigration policies of the current administration. Many Haitians and other immigrants in the United States are afraid to seek assistance of any kind, even medical assistance in fear of being deported or being denied future permanent residency as a result of receiving public assistance.

In response to the economic devastation of this pandemic, many assistance programs have been created. Several stimulus packages have been passed to provide financial support to businesses, families and individuals. However, countless immigrant individuals and families are not eligible to receive these stimulus packages. Non-citizens, lawful or not do not qualify because they do not possess a social security card and other mixed status individuals also do not qualify. According to the Haitian Times Newspaper, Miami Dade, home of Little Haiti, with a population of 125,000 Haitian Americans, had the highest number of corona virus cases in Florida. As a result, although COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, immigrant families are disproportionately affected by this pandemic. We must maintain the highest vigilance and use our best efforts to survive. Help is not going to just find us. We must look for help and help others as well to survive.

PLEASE: WEAR YOU MASKS AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTACING.

PLEASE DONATE TO THE CONGRESS SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO ASSIST IMMIGRANT FAMILIES DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COVID-19 VISIT THE CDC


The Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti is a 501(c) 3 organization founded since 2006. It has experience in providing relief in Haiti. It has coalesced with other organizations on the local and national levels to provide such relief, however, the Haitian Congress is seeking matching funds to purchase a water purification system to provide 30,000 gallons of water per day.

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