Haitian-American leaders in New York offered a loud-and-clear message Monday in the wake of the deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the southwestern portion of the Caribbean nation: Haiti needs help, but from the right organizations.

They were trying to head off the kind of the problems that hurt relief efforts after the 2010 quake that killed up to 300,000 people.

Clifford Michel/THE CITY Councilmember Farah Louis, Jackson Rockingster, and Rev. Al Sharpton were among activists and politicians at a rally for Haiti in front of Saint Jerome’s Roman Catholic Church in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Aug. 16, 2021. Haitian-American leaders in New York offered a loud-and-clear message Monday in the wake […]

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