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2011-11-23 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building(TM) Products, Inc., (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the company has received an order from Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Team to supply a school structure in Port au Prince, Haiti. The company is planning to ship building components for this order coupled with the current order from "Healing the Children" to construct their medical clinic also destined for Carrefour, Haiti. ECOB is planning to ship all...

2011-10-20 07:30:00

Brings message of hope, resilience, optimism and thanks WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Haitian Inspiration Tour," featuring a group of amputee soccer players from Haiti known as Team Zaryen, comes to the New York City area this Thursday and Friday, following three days in Washington, D.C., where the team held clinics for wounded American service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and at the facilities of Washington's professional soccer...

2011-10-14 07:00:00

Soccer clinics at Walter Reed in Bethesda and DC United field for military patients WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in January 2010, the country's already meager health care system was immediately overwhelmed. Help came quickly from the United States, in the form of the U.S. Navy's hospital ship USNS Comfort, and a huge tent hospital set up on land immediately adjoining the Port-au-Prince airport by...

2011-10-12 11:14:00

Knights of Columbus executive made helping children of Haiti a priority PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A fully-equipped prosthetics and rehabilitation clinic established with funds provided by the Knights of Columbus is being dedicated today to the memory of Emilio Moure, the former Supreme Secretary of the Knights who died of cancer in July 2011. In the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Knights of Columbus...

2011-09-22 14:24:00

In one year since CGI commitment, Digital Democracy has trained 150 women and built a database documenting over 400 cases of rape in Haiti. NEW YORK and PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The only phone-based emergency response system dedicated to rape and sexual assault in Haiti has been designed, launched and tested by Digital Democracy (Dd) and KOFAVIV, the Commission for Women Victims for Victims. Dd works globally to empower marginalized communities to...

2011-08-03 15:24:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Tropical Storm Emily approaches Haiti and the Dominican Republic today, World Vision is deeply concerned for vulnerable families, and particularly children, who are still living in temporary camps in Port au Prince. Some 630,000 people are still living in camps, many lacking safe shelter and living in areas without adequate drainage. "People living in unsafe housing will be the worst affected if flooding hits," warned World...

2011-03-02 10:30:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 2, 1971, an American Airlines Boeing 707 aircraft departed from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), headed for Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. When the 707 landed, it marked a major milestone for American - its first flight to Haiti. Forty years later, American and American Eagle, its regional affiliate, continue to serve Haiti, which is considered one of the airlines' global "hometowns," with...

2011-01-19 14:14:39

One year ago, a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. An engineering team from the UA is looking at ways to reduce the carnage inflicted by future earthquakes while the island and its people recover slowly amid disease and mountains of rubble. A team led by University of Arizona earthquake engineer Robert B. Fleischman, associate professor in the UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, traveled to Haiti in 2010 to examine earthquake damage to buildings in...

2011-01-14 10:05:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced Continental Airlines will begin nonstop flights between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (PAP), on June 9, 2011, subject to government approval. Initially flights will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, converting to daily service on July 1, 2011. The approximately four-hour flight (CO703) will depart Newark at 9:25...

2011-01-07 17:18:00

Architecture for Humanity's Progress A Year in Review -Haiti School Initiative Focus PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding after a natural disaster anywhere has its major challenges. The anniversary of any disaster offers a moment to reflect, no more so than in Haiti where more than 1,000,000 people remain displaced a year after the 7.0 earthquake destroyed lives and livelihoods. Even in the best case scenario rebuilding takes years. In Haiti, violence,...