Learn about the Community Coalition for Haiti April 18
This comes from Jennifer Watters, a physical therapist from the Indy area.
I found out about your Provocate Haiti website through the great NUVO article about your work in February. I actually was living and working in Haiti for about 15 months, initially in PAP as part of the earthquake response from March -June 2010 and then from July 2010 to June of 2011 in Jacmel, working to set up a permanent rehab clinic. While I was in Jacmel, I was working for an organization called Community Coalition for Haiti, a small not-for-profit organization based out of Virginia. Our guest house is actually right across from the Art Creation Foundation and I helped coordinate for one of their kiddos to get to the hydrocephalus clinic in PAP — so I was excited to read about them in your article. I also know Steve and Lois Zetner and am good friends with their neice.
Anyway, one of the board members for CCH — Dick Eagan (firstname.lastname@example.org) — is from the Indy area and is coming back to host an information night on Butler’s campus April 18th. I’ve copied the information below. CCH right now is working in Jacmel on primary medical care, surgical care, agriculture, housing and rehab. They have been working in Haiti since the 1990s.
The reception for the Community Coalition for Haiti will be held on April 18th, 7 PM. We will be graciously hosted by the Center for Faith and Vocation, 4615 Sunset Ave., second floor porch and third floor. Cheese, fruit, wine and soft drinks will be served. Parking is available on the street outside of the CFV and also in a visitors lot north of Clowes/Shrott Center construction.
I look forward to seeing you there. If you can think of folks who would have a heart for helping answer the call to rebuild earthquake devastated Jacmel, Haiti, please let me know and please invite them to come with you. We will give a brief update on the efforts to rebuild lives in Jacmel and have open discussion on how individuals and organizations can help.
Please check out our website www.cchaiti.org and the Community Coalition for Haiti on Facebook for most recent photos and our new housing construction initiative progress.
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John Clark, the creator of Provocate, is recognized as one of Central Indiana’s leading experts on international affairs. Until 2005 he was a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and Director of the Center for Central European and Eurasian Studies. In 2005 he helped establish the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, a think tank in Indianapolis. He is the author of more than a hundred books, articles and reports about topics such as the collapse of communism, environmental policy, welfare reform in the United Kingdom, economic development in Central Asia and immigration in Indiana. He teaches in Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The Indianapolis Star has called him “the foremost public intellectual in Indiana” (which he thinks cannot possibly be true). Clark is the only person to receive NUVO’s Cultural Vision Award and commendations from the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for contributions on counter-terrorism.