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JANUARY 12, 2010
Haiti was hit by a 7.0 Magnitude earthquake.
HPP commenced securing drop off locations throughout the City of Philadelphia & surrounding area. To date,
over 10 different drop-off locations were set up.Vivant Art Collections
becomes the Haiti Relief Headquarters &
revamps andupdates the HPP website hourly to ensure that we are able to communicate with the Philadelphiacommunity.Through the generous contribution of
Blue Star Jet
, HPP is given access to a private Jumbo jetfor the use of transporting medical supplies and medical professionals to Haiti.HPP became the principal contact and resource for a variety of media outlets throughout theGreater Philadelphia area in order to disseminate information to the community as to how everyonecan be part of relief efforts. Media coverage includes:
WPVI-TV 6ABC, NBC10, WTXF Fox 29, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia Weekly, Al Dia,Daily News, Radio One Philadelphia, 107.9FM WRNB, 900AM WURD.
This prompted groupsfrom around the country to solicit HPP for strategic partnerships. Visit our media page to viewinterviews, articles, and photos.
HPP makes contact with on the ground partner,
, in Haiti. Medical & general volunteers aremobilized to begin picking up donations, sorting and packing supplies.City of Philadelphia website list the The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia as a resource forcitizens who want to donate to Haiti Releif efforts.
HPP announces plans to send medical team, supplies to Haiti, and begins working on a strategicplan to make the mission successful.
Press Conference with
State Senator LeAnna M. Washington, SenateDistrict 4
State Representative Dwight Evans, 203rd LegislativeDistrict
. The rst major shipment of supplies & water is unloaded and sortedat
Portuguese American, Rosary of Our Lady of Fatima.JANUARY 17The Ofce of State Representative Vanessa L. Brown, 190th LegislativeDistrict
, becomes the primary donation drop-off location and volunteersgather to sort, pack and label supplies.
Dear Supporter & Partners,
On behalf of The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP), we would like to thank you foryour contribution to the Haiti Relief Project. As a result of your help, HPP was able to respond swiftlyand strategically to the catastrophic earthquake. Our response included sending medical supplies,medical professionals, water, and food to our beloved homeland. As a cherished supporter andpartner, we would like to provide you with a detailed account of our response to the earthquake todate: