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PADF-OAS to Focus on 2 Heavily Damaged Areas in Haiti
Date:1/18/2010

ating 7.0 earthquake, these Southeast province communities (which are about a three-hour drive from Port-au-Prince) were severely damaged by hurricanes and tropical storms 18 months ago. PADF will provide relief supplies to these affected communities via the border city of Pedernales in the Dominican Republic.

Relief to Bel Air will come through PADF's office in the capital, which receives its supplies from a land route that connects with the border city of Jimani in the Dominican Republic.

PADF – which is collaborating with the Organization of American States (OAS), the non-profit Hollywood Unites for Haiti (HUFH) and other groups – has eight offices in Haiti, with its country headquarters in Port-au-Prince. PADF has worked in the country for nearly 30 years on economic development, protecting human rights and responding to natural disasters.

Meanwhile, actor and President of Hollywood Unites for Haiti, Jimmy Jean-Louis ("The Haitian" on NBC's "Heroes") arrived in Port-au-Prince late Saturday to reconnect with his family and to raise awareness of the crisis. What he found stunned him.

"It looked like a war had happened," says Jean-Louis, who was shocked by the magnitude of destruction and the desperate need of the people.

Jean-Louis is a spokesperson for the PADF-OAS-HUFH campaign to raise money for relief and reconstruction of Haiti. They may do so by calling (877) 572-4484 or visiting '/>"/>

SOURCE Pan American Development Foundation
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