On January 12, 2010, a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. A U.S. born Haitian American, PSC’s founder and president Judy Lubin immediately sprung into action to help family, friends and others affected by the earthquake.
While working to locate her own missing relatives in Port-Au-Prince, Lubin launched the Action for Haiti Facebook page to link DC area residents to local earthquake relief and fundraising efforts. In just a few days, the page attracted national media and more than 1400 “fans” as concerned citizens, college students, and nonprofit organizations used the resource to network, collaborate and promote fundraising and volunteer opportunities. As millions watched the heart wrenching images on television, Lubin also worked behind the scenes with CNN producers on their local coverage of the earthquake.
In the first few days following the tragic event, Action for Haiti became a hub of activity as many found the page to be a valuable resource and avenue for transforming their feelings of powerlessness into real, substantive action to benefit the people of Haiti.
For more information or to join Action for Haiti, visit www.facebook.com/actionforhaiti