Monday, January 18, 2010

Ford Statement on Haiti

Congressman Harold Ford Jr. released the following statement on the situation in Haiti:
"Our prayers are extended this morning to our neighbors in Haiti and to the Haitians in New York with family and friends suffering after last night's devastating 7.0 earthquake that rocked Port-au-Prince, the nation's capital. I applaud President Obama and Secretary Clinton for their appropriate and immediate response to the devastation. Our state should respond as well. The generosity of New York to give generously during moments of great human need in and outside of New York is well-known. With that spirit in mind, we New Yorkers should not hesitate to give to those established charities, faith-based and relief organizations working to assist in rescue efforts, deliver food and provide health services and temporary shelter to our stricken neighbors in Haiti. Those in New York City can call 311 for information on how to help, and statewide can call 800 REDCROSS or another of the dozens of relief groups providing critical assistance."