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Florida groups explore ways to provide care, support to Haiti quake survivors long term


Fort Lauderdale, FL — Nearly two months after the Aug. 14 earthquake left thousands with broken limbs, open wounds and many other injuries, nurses with the Haitian American Nurses Association who traveled to Les Cayes last week found scores of survivors still awaiting care. On top of the injuries, many residents who lost their homes are living in makeshift tents, struggling to meet their basic needs. 

Meanwhile, donations to help the ravaged area of Haiti have slowed. 

“When things happen, people usually seem to be gung-ho. Then a few weeks, a few months after, people tend to forget,” said Marie Woodson, a Florida’s 101st district representative. “The help we need — we’re going to need it for years to come.”

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