January 15, 2010 —
Ordinarily, the tiny town of Jimani on the Dominican Republic’s southwest border with Haiti could be described as sleepy and nondescript. Safe for the military barracks and a few outdoor produce markets, day-to-day life seems to pass without much variation. This has all dramatically changed however in the days since a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, reducing its capital and surrounding communities to rubble.
January 14, 2010 —
When we started our social media efforts, we knew it would provide us with a great way to communicate with like-minded individuals interested in UNICEF’s work. It has been a wonderful channel to speak directly with our volunteers and inform the masses of the work that’s being done for the world’s children.
However, nothing could prepare us for the overwhelming response we’ve received over the past few days. The generosity of the community coming together to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti is nothing short of incredible.