Photos by Francois Adrien
The success of the Symphony of the Americas Friends of Haiti Benefit Concert not only pulled together the energy and good will of members of Ft. Lauderdale Sister Cities, the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Rotary, The Symphony of the Americas, Royal Caribbean International, Citrix, Auto Nation, and The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, but to a greater extent, the concert rallied many citizens of our community who wanted to make a difference and contribute to improve the lives of people in Haiti. Thanks to all of you, numerous projects have been funded from the funds raised at last year’s 1st Annual Haiti Benefit Concert. Some of the projects are:
A tree nursery employing women in the village of Labadie
A water purification project that will service 5,000 inhabitants
A computer and technology center that is under way.
A portion of the funds have been committed towards the Rotary Matching Grant Program towards a project that will be organized by the Fort Lauderdale Rotary International Committee in collaboration with Cap Haitien Rotarians and members of the Cap Haitien Sister Cities program.
Once again, we are being called together for a great cause.