U.S Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Recognizes the 1st Year Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake
Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement recognizing the one-year anniversary of the Haitian Earthquake:
“Exactly one week from today, we will recognize the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left nearly 1 million homeless on January 12, 2010. While the destruction may no longer be in the forefront of the public sphere, it is important that we never forget that day or the people of Haiti.
“Last year was a tumultuous and eventful one for Haiti. First, there was the earthquake, then Tropical Storm Tomas, the cholera outbreak and the aftermath of the nation’s presidential elections. As we move forward into 2011, it is important that we as a global community continue to forge a way forward to ensure this nation fully recovers.
“To the many Haitian immigrants that live in my district, it is important to note that the deadline for filing for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is January 18th. If you are having trouble filing, please reach out to my office for assistance.”
“It is important that we rededicate ourselves to helping our Haitian brothers and sisters fully recover and restore this great nation. Let us never forget that as we unite with the people of Haiti, Haitian-Americans and the Haitian Diaspora that we are forever guided by the words etched indelibly on the Haitian flag, ‘L’Union fait la force’ (Loon yon feh la force)…through unity, there is strength!”