Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Atlanta Haitian Group Galvanizing Support for Earthquake Victims

Medical supplies, shoes, blankets, disinfecting wipes, water, food items desperately needed

An Atlanta based nonprofit organization, The Haitian Alliance, Inc. (, announced today its plan to partner with 20 other Haitian organizations in the metro Atlanta area and Hosea Feed the Hungry to provide aid and assistance to the victims of the recent earthquake that shattered the lives of millions in the tiny Caribbean nation of Haiti.

The Haiti Disaster Relief Project was formed under the umbrella of The Haitian Alliance, Inc. to collect and distribute needed items to the victims of the January 12th earthquake. A team of local volunteers will travel to Haiti with the donated items to provide hands-on assistance with the distribution as well as real time reports of the impact of the project and information gathering to enable plans for long-term support.

An estimated 30,000 Haitians live in the metro Atlanta area. Most have family in crisis in the country and many are desperate for means to provide help as well as information on the well-being of loved ones. The Haitian Alliance, Inc., established in 2006, has at the core of its mission the education of the people and the reforestation of the land.

Mr. Saurel Quettan, public relations officer for The Haitian Alliance, Inc., said, “We must now galvanize our strengths and resources to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti. We know the depth of their sorrow and the magnitude of their loss. Haitian people are courageous and resilient, but this is more than any of them have ever had to endure. With the help of the local and international community, Haiti will rise again.”

Cash contributions are needed most and can be pledged on our website at Donations of supplies are also being collected throughout metro Atlanta and surrounding areas at over ten designated collection centers. For a list of these centers as well a list of needed items, please visit our website at and click on “collect” or call 888-499-6509.


Suggested supplies:

Water purification tablets
Medicine/Medical Supplies: Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Pepto-Bismol, pain killers, antibiotics, analgesics, peroxide, bandages, gauze, crutches, wheelchairs, cervical collars, splints, and items needed for field surgery, specifically, IV anesthesia
Non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods in easy-to-open containers
Tents, cots, camping equipment, lanterns, sleeping bags
Sheets, blankets, pillows, towels
Solar lanterns/lamps
Pre-mixed baby formula, diapers
Body bags
Donation centers throughout the metro Atlanta area at the following locations:

Clayton County

Jonesboro High School
7728 Mt Zion Blvd, Jonesboro, GA 30236; (707) 473-2855

Forest Park Middle School
930 Finley Drive, Forest Park, GA 30297; Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 2:00PM, until January 22nd

Cobb County

All-N-1 Security Services
3915 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA 30331, (404) 472-3032; Mon - Fri: 11:00AM - 3:30PM

Argyle Elementary School
2420 Spring Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

685 Windy Hill Road, Su. A, Smyrna, GA 30309; Contact: Jean Claude Ledoux; (770) 374-4588

WRFG Radio
1083 Austin Avenue N. E., Atlanta, GA 30307; Mon - Fri: 11:00AM - 6:00PM;

DeKalb County

Cafe Fasika
447 North Indian Creek Dr., Clarkston, GA 30021; Contact: Herold Ulysse; (404) 499-0997

Stone Mountain Club Intrigue
5471 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Helen Seiz
1165 Lea Drive, Roswell, GA 30076

St. Bridgid Catholic Church
3400 Old Alabama Road. Johns Creek, GA 30022

St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
2560 Tilson Road. Decatur, GA, 30032

Northside Women's Specialists
1015 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076; Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 3:30PM

980 Johnson Ferry Rd. #620, Atlanta, GA 30342; Mon - Fri: 8:30AM - 3:30PM

Real Source Brokers
650 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030; (404) 819-8014; Mon - Fri: 9:30 - 3:30PM


South Fulton Theophile Church
950 Custer Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316; Contact: Frantz Pinet; (404) 624-9432

City Storage
726 Ponce de Leon Place, Atlanta, GA 30306; Mon - Sat: 9:00 - 6:00PM; Sun. 10:00 - 2:00PM; Contact: Jeff Ferguson; (404)853-3303

Project South
9 Gammon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315; Mon - Fri 3:00 - 7:00PM

Marco's Pita
752 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306; Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 7:00pm; (404) 607-0071

Mindzai Multimedia
728 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312; (404) 222-9337

Wax Wednesdays at Ixtlan
2160 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324; Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 6:00PM

The Mix at Glenwood
1263 Glenwood Avenue Atlanta, GA 30316; Wed: 7:00pm - Midnight

Village Montessori School
1610 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075; Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00PM; Sat: 7:30a - 1:00PM; (770) 552-0834

Gwinnett County

Fisherman Church
300 Merchant Drive, Norcross, GA 30091; Contact: Pasteur Leroy
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