Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 1, 2010, 2:08 PM
In the wake of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, a strategic partnership developed between leaders of South Florida's Haitian community, prominent businesspeople, elected officials, labor and relief organizations with the shared vision of combining forces to provide immediate relief to our suffering neighbors, capacity building for the rapidly growing South Florida Haitian community, and the groundwork for ongoing collaboration in the reconstruction of a sustainable Haiti. Thus Konbit for Haiti was birthed.
Konbit for Haiti is a 501(c)(3) which launched its community-based hub out of a storefront in Little Haiti and offers considerable capacity to the relief and rebuild efforts. The Konbit for Haiti partnership is a long-term commitment to addressing Haiti's recovery needs.
This Community Center will serve as a central information clearinghouse and volunteer operation that will connect available resources to the considerable short and long term needs in the Haitian communities in South Florida and in Haiti.