Local Businesses Provide Direct Support for Crisis Center

Jan 23, 2010, 13:21 ET from Embassy of Haiti from ,The Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to in-kind donations of food, hot coffee, bottled water, and supplies, the Embassy of Haiti and Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee (GWHRC) staff and emergency volunteers have been able to work day and night to manage disaster assistance from the Washington, D.C. area. The long list of generous organizations is a tribute to the spirit of giving felt across the nation during this difficult time in world history. The Embassy and GWHRC have been steadfastly supported by:

  • Au Bon Pain
  • Collaborative Fusion, Inc.
  • Crown Bakery
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Entree Metropolitan
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency-District of Columbia
  • Lauriol Plaza
  • Office Depot
  • Paxton Van Lines
  • Pizzeria Venti
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Church of Scientology
  • Smoothie King
  • Staples
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • U Store It
  • Whole Foods Market

In the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, the community has continuously offered their time, money, and goods to the relief efforts, and the Embassy of Haiti along with GWHRC would like to thank all the good samaritans of the National Capital Region. In addition to the organizations listed above, individuals like Atila Omer, D. Cary Mitchell, David Brown, J. Asukile Allrich, and Vladimir Kwao Magloire were vital contributors to the Embassy and GWHRC efforts. We are humbled by the outpouring of support from the community at large as we plan additional fundraising and relief operations.

The Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee is a coalition of local and international organizations developed with the support of the Haitian Embassy in Washington D.C. to streamline efforts during disaster relief. GWHRC was first convened in 2008 to respond to the series of Hurricanes that hit Haiti that year.

SOURCE Embassy of Haiti; The Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee