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  • Acadiana Man Raising Money for Mission in Haiti

    November 13, 2012 6:24 PM

    A Lafayette man is asking for your help raising money for a mission in Haiti. He says another Lafayette native, Megan Boudreaux, inspired him. Two years ago, Boudreaux volunteered in Haiti to help in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that claimed thousands of lives. She returned last year to... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard to lead training in Haiti

    April 14, 2011 5:45 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana National Guard will lead a U.S. Southern Command New Horizons training exercise in Haiti comprised of National Guard, Reserve and active duty forces from around the country, as well as units from Belize, Canada and Colombia, from late April to late June. The mission... more »
  • Louisiana Guard leads 2nd humanitarian mission to Haiti

    April 6, 2011 6:09 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Army National Guard will lead a second earthquake-relief mission to Haiti. A news release says guard, reserve and active duty forces from around the country will build schools and clinics and provide medical and dental services in the Gonaives area. It says other countries... more »
  • Haiti... One year later: donations down, not done

    January 13, 2011 12:19 AM

    It was exactly one year ago when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. Millions of donations from around the world poured into the nation, but the country remains in ruins. However, some people in Acadiana hope to change that outlook. People like Ingrid Czichomski- owner of Euro Bread in Lafayette and... more »
  • 1 Year Since Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

    January 12, 2011 7:31 AM

    It was one year ago a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, killing more than 230 thousand people and displacing more than one-million leaving them homeless.
  • Relief Task Force Finishes Mission in Haiti

    September 16, 2010 11:06 AM

    An earthquake relief task force led by the Louisiana National Guard has wound up its mission in Haiti. Sgt. Rebekah Malone says a closing ceremony was held Wednesday in Port au Prince, and the 72 guardsmen who have run the operation since May are expected back in Alexandria this weekend.... more »
  • Chile's Need Hidden Behind Haiti

    March 2, 2010 2:06 PM

    Chile's earthquake brings a new challenge to the table at the American Red Cross. The current death toll is more than 700 and the number of homes destroyed more than half a million, but nonetheless American donations have been minimal. Chile's devastation seems to be hidden behind Haiti.... more »
  • Local Rotarians Send Tents to Haiti

    February 25, 2010 10:12 AM

    Shelter is one of the biggest necessities in life-- but often the most forgotten when people donate items to disaster victims. In a poor country like Haiti, those suffering do not have resources like FEMA trailers, so local Rotarians are sending temporary housing. "They're sleeping in fields, under... more »
  • Backpacks for Haiti

    February 9, 2010 1:28 PM

    As the Haitians are struggling without life's bare essentials, a student and teacher at Crowley High School have decided to help. Senior Jake Daigle teamed up with his teacher, Pat Johnson 2 weeks ago. "Everybody's sending money but I wasn't sure it'd get where I wanted it... one... more »
  • Bailey's Opens To Benefit UL Lafayette Students From Haiti

    February 4, 2010 10:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE - On Wednesday, Feb. 10, local restaurant owner Ema Haq will open his Lafayette restaurant Bailey's Seafood and Grill to benefit UL Lafayette students from Haiti. The restaurant will offer a buffet for patrons from 5 to 10 p.m. with all proceeds going to the already-established UL... more »
  • Department of Health and Hospitals Announces Haiti Relief Website

    January 29, 2010 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals has launched a new Web site to help anyone who wants to donate medical work, supplies or other resources to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Secretary Alan Levine says one of the best ways the agency can help is... more »
  • UL Asks For Help For Haitian Students

    January 27, 2010 8:55 PM

    HAITIAN RELIEF FUNDS ESTABLISHED AT UL LAFAYETTE FOR STUDENTS LAFAYETTE - Several University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are feeling the effects from the recent earthquake in Haiti. In a blog to the university community, UL Lafayette President Joseph Savoie said 14 students from Haiti have been personally affected by... more »
  • Paint Saints for Haiti

    January 27, 2010 12:26 PM

    Amidst all the Superbowl excitement, it is easy to forget about those who are suffering. Students from Our Lady of Fatima decided to help those in need through the black and gold. Fatima students teamed up with local well-loved artist "King Rob" Wednesday, getting people pumped up at the... more »
  • Louisiana Rice Farmers Lending Helping Hand To Haiti

    January 22, 2010 6:33 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Louisiana farmers and a Lake Charles mill are giving at least seven tons of rice for Haitians affected by last week's earthquake. The LSU AgCenter says the Louisiana Rice Growers Association is buying two tons of rice, and Farmer's Rice Mill is giving five tons... more »
  • Fort Polk unit receives orders to deploy to Haiti

    January 22, 2010 11:38 AM

    A Fort Polk unit has received orders to deploy to Haiti to assist with earthquake recovery and humanitarian assistance. About 130 Soldiers from the 209th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, are expected leave next week.
  • Louisiana's Past Helps Haiti Relief Efforts

    January 20, 2010 7:20 PM

    When things in Haiti settle down, rebuilding efforts will come soon after. An area of concern is the language barrier between American relief workers and the Haitian people. But a part of Louisiana's past is meeting with the present to help bridge the gap. Stephen Ortego runs... more »
  • Haiti Benefit Concert To Be Held In Downtown Lafayette

    January 20, 2010 4:22 PM

    The City of Lafayette is teaming up with Festival International and the International Center for a concert to benefit Haiti relief efforts. The concert is being called "Strength in Numbers" - the national motto of Haiti. It will be held at Parc International this Saturday from 2-8 PM and... more »
  • Local Doctors Need Help To Open Haitian Hospital After Earthquake

    January 19, 2010 6:26 PM

    As she sees the need for medical attention in her native country, Dr. Nicole Michael's frustration grows. She, her husband Dr. Arsh Michael and sixteen other doctors have the supplies they need and a hospital where they can help heal the wounded. It's located in a small village just... more »
  • MLK Day Inspires Haitian Support

    January 18, 2010 1:54 PM

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day, for many Acadianians, is not only a day to honor his past, but also a day to look at the present and future. Celebratory events took place at the Martin Luther King Center in Lafayette Monday, and locals found that MLK day has inspired... more »
  • Local Oil Company to Haiti

    January 17, 2010 3:11 PM

    An Acadiana company is bringing a much-needed commodity to Haiti. Locally-owned company Macro Oil is part of the relief effort, providing fuel for the military. Sunday morning 41 volunteer workers left with 25 trucks and 40,000 gallons of fuel-- it is all going from Broussard to Haiti. Owner... more »
  • UPDATE: Father Meaux Says Support Still Needed In Haiti

    January 15, 2010 6:08 PM

    Father Glenn Meaux says although he was about 45 minutes away from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he's still feeling the effects of the earthquake. Basic supplies are beginning to disappear or have become very costly. Meaux runs a mission there and a school which has since been shut down by the... more »
  • Salvation Army in Haiti

    January 15, 2010 3:01 PM

    The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and its personnel were affected by the earthquake and are now working to assist people in need. The Salvation operates schools, clinics, hospital, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities through some 60 Corps community centers across the... more »
  • Local United Ways Mobilize for Haitian Victims

    January 15, 2010 2:25 PM

    LAFAYETTE - United Way is encouraging local residents to join worldwide efforts to respond to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. French-speaking countries like Haiti came to the aid of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Our office has already been contacted about our... more »
  • The Family Church of Lafayette Helping Haiti

    January 15, 2010 1:01 PM

    In response to the crisis in Haiti caused by the recent earthquake, The Family Church of Lafayette is establishing a drop-off center for emergency supplies. All donations will be delivered upon receipt to emergency transports. If you're in the Acadiana area, you can bring relief supplies (listed below) to:... more »
  • Haiti Earthquake Response

    January 15, 2010 11:21 AM

    " Monetary donations are preferred to commodity contributions. " Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck near Port au Prince on Jan 12, 2010, is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information at or call 703-276-1914. "... more »
  • BBB Warns Of Scamming In The Wake Of Haiti Earthquake

    January 14, 2010 7:05 PM

    BBB Advises Donors on How to Vet Haiti Earthquake Charity Appeals Not All Charities are equipped to help and Some Might be Fraudulent, Warns BBB As immediate relief needs are assessed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, many Americans are looking for ways... more »
  • Bishop Michael Jarrell urges special collection for relief efforts in Haiti

    January 14, 2010 3:46 PM

    LAFAYETTE-Bishop Michael Jarrell of the Diocese of Lafayette, has issued a letter to all pastors, administrators and parish life coordinators of Catholic church parishes in the diocese urging a special collection this weekend or as soon as possible thereafter for relief efforts in Haiti following the devastation of the recent... more »
  • FAA halts civilian flights from US to Haiti

    January 14, 2010 1:56 PM

    U.S. officials say they've stopped all civilian flights from the United States to Haiti at the request of the Haitian government, because there is no room on the ground for more planes and not enough jet fuel for planes to go back. A U.S. official said the Federal Aviation... more »
  • Acadiana Donates to Haiti

    January 14, 2010 1:35 PM

    The American Red Cross has collected more than $10 million so far, but they still need aid, and locals are lending a helping hand. The Haitians' devastation is felt here in Acadiana. Locals, like Clifton Sias, are helping them through this disaster. "I decided to donate because this... more »
  • Haitian Students at UL Wait for Word from Home

    January 13, 2010 11:53 PM

    For many in Acadiana, the images of devastation in Haiti may seem like a world away, for others though, the images on television hit painfully close to home, they are of home. "We kept calling, no answer, same with my in-laws, we kept calling, we're still calling and no answer,"... more »
  • Haiti Earthquake: Acadiana Priests Safe

    January 13, 2010 7:18 PM

    Relief in Acadiana, as friends and family receive word from loved ones that they're safe. Father Bryce Sibley of St. Anne's in Mamou took the last flight out before the devastating earthquake. His ticket was originally for a later flight. "The earthquake literally happened before the 5:30 flight was supposed... more »
  • Candlelight Mass for earthquake victims in Haiti

    January 13, 2010 3:52 PM

    Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center (ULL campus) will be having a Candlelight Mass Thursday, January 14 at 8 p.m. for the victims of Haiti's recent earthquake. Following Mass there will be a Prayer Service.

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