January 19, 2010 



I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the people of Haiti as well as the Haitian-American people locally and abroad for the devastating loss of friends and loved ones in the January 12, 2010, earthquake.

This devastating natural disaster has overwhelmed their country's resources.  The process of rebuilding begins with each of us lending our support to their cause. This is a tragedy and it is critical to provide relief promptly in order to sustain the lives of the remaining victims.
 
My family and I have already joined the plight and I urge the Las Vegas community to open up their hearts to this nation that clearly is in need of immediate support.

My prayers are upon each and every individual affected by this disaster and I pledge as an elected official to organize and respond accordingly.

Here are some organizations that are involved in the effort:

AmeriCares
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
tel: (800) 486-4357
fax: (203) 327-5200
EIN: 06-1008595
email: info@americares.org
http://www.americares.org/

William J. Clinton Foundation
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
tel: (501) 748-0471
EIN: 31-1580204
Mail donations to:
610 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AK 72201
email: development@clintonfoundation.org
http://www.clintonfoundation.org/

Doctor's Without Borders
USA Headquarters
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY  10001-5004
tel: (212) 679-6800
fax: (212) 679-7016
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/.  
Donation via text messaging -- simply text the word "HAITI" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. For more information on making a text message donation, visit the American Red Cross Web site.