Haiti Earthquake a Call to Duty

Rele Anmwe – Call For Help – Appeler à L’aide

If you’re looking at our blog, or have read our newsletters chances are you and I have had a conversation on the phone or in person.

AND, if that is the case you probably inquired about my accent.

I am from Haiti.

I was born and raised in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, 100 miles north of the epicenter of the earthquake that hit in January. I learned of the news much like the rest of the country, online, on television, on the radio. I had many friends and family in the center of quake. And much like you, I’ve seen the pictures from volunteers, news organizations, even friends. They are devastating.

But, this event wasn’t entirely tragic.

The Quake has been a wake up call for many to volunteer and help out in whatever way they can. And not just in Haiti, but around the world. Everyone I know has helped out and done what they can, from donating money, to providing blankets, food, and supplies, for those on the ground. In general many of us seem to have a renewed sense of compassion for our fellow man.

Thank you.

 

For nearly a year I had been working on a project in Haiti centered around telecommunication. The quake and devastation hit, friends, and partners were lost, and we had to scrap the project. 

But, from the wake of the initial idea and the course of events over the last 2 months, the project has been renewed – with a new purpose. I have teamed up with new friends and partners to develop an automated phone line that provides free information for those in Haiti.

Only about half of the Haitian population has access to telecommunications devices (phone line, cell phone, computer or VOIP).

This was always a challenge for those wishing to communicate in Haiti, but in the days since the quake has proven even more problematic. People need to find information and resources in order to survive. They need information immediately. They need it at no cost.

With this system those on the ground can locate basic services such as food, hospitals, shelters, distribution centers, and more…

If you have any friends or loved ones in Haiti, or simply wish to spread the word about this service, please do so.

 

To learn more about Rele Anmwe please visit the site www.releanmwe.org

Thank You

Rele Anmwe - Call For Help Haiti

Harry Casimir
Harry Casimir
Harry Casimir is Atilus’ co-founder and Director of Operations. He oversees the strategic technical direction of the company among many other things he has his hand in at the company.

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  • Harry Casimir
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    Hi Peter, Sharleen & the staff @ PCH.,

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate the support. I will keep you updated on the progress. We are getting a lot of great feedback from many people and organizations in Haiti how helpful the system has being.

    Thanks.
    Harry Casimir.

  • sharleen
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    Harry,

    This is a brilliant and supportive idea. Please keep us posted on the progress.
    On behalf of PCH, we have made a donation to the Rele Anmwe Organization for $250.00.

    Best regards,

    Peter, Sharleen & the staff @ PCH.

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