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NORTH MIAMI ELECTED OFFICIALS TO TRAVEL TO HAITI TO ASSESS DAMAGE AND COORDINATE RELIEF

North Miami, FL – 10/12/2016

North Miami Mayor, Dr. Smith Joseph, Vice Mayor Alix Desulme and Police Chief Gary Eugene, will be traveling to Haiti on Wednesday, October 12th on a goodwill mission to foster better communication with the Haitian government, and assess the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in the impacted areas. “It is important to me to experience firsthand the issues that Haiti is dealing with after the catastrophic storm devastated the southwestern region of Haiti” states Mayor Joseph who hails from the island nation. “It helps us, as elected officials in South Florida, to better understand the needs and coordinate progressive relief for victims of Hurricane Matthew.” 

The tentative itinerary includes meetings with the Committee for Disaster Relief Coordination, the US Ambassador to Haiti - Peter F. Mulrea, and some locally elected Mayors’, as well as tours of some affected areas.  The delegation will be leaving from Miami International Airport (MIA) on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 for a two day mission.  

The city of North Miami has organized a special Relief Effort for the victims of Hurricane Matthew which ravaged parts of southwestern Haiti. Hurricane Matthew took hundreds of lives and destroyed homes and villages in Haiti. Presently, there is an urgency for financial donations, medical and first aid supplies, water purification tablets, and non- perishable food items. Donated supplies will be accepted at various locations throughout the City, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. until further notice. For more information, please contact the Office of Mayor of Council Office at 305-895-9815.

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