OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Two years after a devastating earthquake struck, the Canadian Red Cross continues to help the people of Haiti rebuild and recover. The road will be long, but the Canadian Red Cross is committed to being there in the months and years ahead, supporting earthquake survivors as they recover.
The Red Cross has provided more than 230,000 people with emergency healthcare, vaccinations, clean water and basic sanitation in the two years since the earthquake. More than 5,700 earthquake and hurricane resistant homes have been built by the Canadian Red Cross, providing safety to more than 28,500 of Haiti's most vulnerable people. But the Red Cross is rebuilding more than just houses, we are rebuilding lives. The Canadian Red Cross believes in a holistic apporach to recovery and is investing in long-term sustainable programming.
Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross will be visiting Haiti to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the earthquake. He will be available to do media interviews to talk about the work of the Canadian Red Cross in Haiti.
|What:||Haiti Two-Year Anniversary|
|Who:||Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross|
|When:||6AM - 8AM, January 8 and 9|
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and over 185 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
For more information or to schedule an interview please contact:
Canadian Red Cross Media Line