MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Exactly 1 week to the time that the 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network came unneurotic to commune for their location state and its people.
“Folks they don’t person anyplace to sleep, assistance is not getting to them, truthful the concern is ideally bad,” said North Miami Commissioner Alix Desulme.
Desulme is besides the president of NHAEON. On Saturday, the radical came unneurotic to inquire for divine intervention.
“The large cities are getting a batch of attention, but determination are a batch of radical successful the retired state that the immunodeficiency are not getting to,” helium said.
Desulme said the hold successful assistance tin beryllium blamed connected the aggregate things, including the dense rainfall from Tropical Storm Grace and the information that galore roadways person been either taken implicit by rebels oregon destroyed successful the earthquake.
But the groups interest goes beyond those impacted by past Saturday’s events.
“Haiti has not recuperated from the 2010 earthquake,” said State Rep. Marie Woodson. “Some radical are inactive surviving nether makeshift tents and they’re warring each time for a amended prime of life.”
Woodson, who migrated to the U.S. from Haiti successful her 20s, says the state has been dealing with situation aft situation for years, and it has near the radical successful a immense deficit.
“I recognize that a batch of assistance is getting to Haiti, but they request truthful overmuch more,” she said. “And we person to move. We person to determination fast. We cannot proceed to beryllium reactive, we person to beryllium proactive.
And Woodson said the archetypal measurement successful being proactive is turning to God – sentiments echoed by Desulme.
“That’s wherefore we’re praying. We’re praying for a amended outcome,” said Desulme.