Help For Haiti

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, an earthquake hit the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, and its surrounding areas, causing widespread destruction and loss of life.

Any Vermonter who has relatives or friends in Haiti who they are trying to locate, or who has questions about how they can help the people of Haiti, should not hesitate to contact Senator Leahy's offices. 

For the most up-to-date information on the situation in Haiti, including maps of the damages, as well as tools to find lost persons, please visit the U.S. State Department's website at http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/ha/earthquake/index.htm 

Names and contact information for humanitarian relief organizations on the ground in Haiti can be found at http://www.interaction.org 

On February 4, 2010, Senator leahy spoke on the Senate floor about the Vermont Haiti Relief Team that recently traveled to Haiti. He honored the group and thanked them for their service to victims of the earthquake. You can read his full statement here.

On January 15, 2010, Senator Leahy supported Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's move to grant temporary protected status to Haitian nationals in the United States. You can read his full comment here.