After Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, when billions of dollars in aid were squandered by major non-governmental organizations or awarded to American contractors, Haitian-Americans watching from aboard learned to demand accountability when it comes to helping Haiti. This time around, many of these Haitians-Americans, like Garcelle Menos of Brooklyn, are choosing to work directly with groups they feel they can trust.
That’s why next month, Menos is organizing a fundraiser to benefit nonprofit Hope for Haiti, which supports children through education and health programming.
“They’re so transparent, all their financial documents are right there on their website,” Menos said.
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