Midwood/Ditmas Park Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, a Haitian-American, yesterday introduced a resolution commemorating the hundreds of thousands of lost lives and millions displaced in the earthquake that devastated Haiti six years ago yesterday.
Check out the video of Bichotte introducing the resolution on the State Assembly floor.
Also remembering the earthquake was Flatbush City Councilman Mathieu Eugene.
“Six years ago, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti and changed our lives forever. On the anniversary of this tragic day, we must pray for our brothers and sisters who lost their lives in this disaster, and we must also remember the survivors who are still healing from this catastrophe,” said Eugene, a Haitian-American.
“Haiti still has a long way to go on the road to recovery but I’d like to take a moment to thank all the different leaders and residents who have helped Haiti throughout this healing process. People from all over the world have donated money and volunteered their time to help Haiti after this disaster and I’d like to personally thank my colleagues from the city, state, and federal government who provided me with their support and allowed me to help my homeland with relief efforts. I’d also like to thank all the countries who also assisted Haiti with relief efforts. May God continue to watch over all those impacted by this tragedy and may those in need soon have all the comforts they deserve.”