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Tour of Haiti Recovery

Relief funds have helped older victims of the devastating 2010 earthquake, but more assistance is needed

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    Marie Arago

    Support

    AARP CEO Barry Rand and Sister Claudette Charles, who heads a nursing home that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake, talk about the impact of AARP’s generous disaster relief efforts and the gratitude of the people who have been helped and not forgotten.

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    Road to Recovery

    Nicole Ferdinand, coordinator of Léogâne’s Older People’s Associations, shares with AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson, left, and Soledad O’Brien, right, how older people in Haiti are caring for one another after the earthquake.

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    Grandmother Raising Orphans

    Rosalie Ajax lost both her home and her daughter, one of 150,000 Haitians killed in the magnitude 7.0 quake. Now Ajax is raising her two grandchildren.

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    Rebuilding

    Members of the AARP leadership delegation visit one of the houses built in Léogâne by HelpAge, a nonprofit that administered the $1.5 million in donations from AARP, AARP members and AARP Foundation. The money was earmarked to help people 60 and older.

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    A New Home

    Almost all Léogâne’s structures were destroyed by the quake. Some residents, like Marie Adancia Gustavestands, were homeless until HelpAge built new homes.

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    Future Generation

    Debra Whitman, an AARP executive vice president, joins children who provided entertainment at the nursing home.

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    Respite

    Léogâne residents get a break from the Haitian sun. “Natural disasters disproportionately affect older people,” said Debra Whitman, AARP executive vice president.

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  • Once a week at the St. Vincent de Paul nursing home in Leogane children put on a show for the elderly.
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    Showtime

    Weekly at the Asile St. Vincent de Paul nursing home, children put on a show for the residents. The AARP delegation members prepare to take their seats for the performance.

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  • Once a week at the St. Vincent de Paul nursing home in Leogane children put on a show for the elderly.
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    Little Ballerinas

    Children dance at the Asile St. Vincent de Paul nursing home in Léogâne.

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    Bravo!

    Residents of the Asile St. Vincent de Paul nursing home appreciate the performance of the young students at a nearby school.

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    A Touching Visit

    AARP CEO Barry Rand, center, meets a resident of the Asile St. Vincent de Paul nursing home, which was leveled by the earthquake.
    Watch videos of the trip at aarp.org/haiti
    Donate at aarpfoundation.org/relief

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