In 1988 in Ashland, there was no internet, email, Google, Facebook, text messaging, or Skype. This made it difficult to help others around the world who were in need. Now, because of this technology, many victims of the earthquake in Haiti were able to receive the humanitarian assistance they needed.
Bertin Meance's presentation, "Helping Haiti from Home: How Local Efforts can Support International Disaster Relief", will highlight how a remote community such as Lafond, Haiti received support. He will talk about how his old classmates from Ohio and Vermont quickly raised support and allowed the community school he supports to reopen, even before the schools in the cities. He will also discuss lessons that could be learned from the disaster relief provided to Haiti.
Who: Bertin Meance
What: Helping Haiti from Home: How Local Efforts can Support International Disaster Relief
When: February 21, 7:00pm
Where: Ridenour Room, Dauch College of Business and Economics