PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This year’s Haitian health fair in Germantown is more vital than ever, organizers say, because of continued fallout from January’s earthquake.
Gilda Jean-Louis is founder of the Elise Joseph Foundation, serving Philadelphia’s Haitian community. She says that Philadelphia’s Haitian population has increased as a result of the earthquake, which she says has left most Haitians still reeling.
And Jean-Louis says Saturday’s fifth annual Haitian and Haitian-American Health Fair is needed this year more than ever:
“Their families have been impacted back home in Haiti, and so more than ever — and compounded by the economy the way it is — they need services, they need medical services, they need to know where resources are.”
The Haiti Health Fair is between 11 AM and 5 PM Saturday at the James Lowell Elementary School, 450 W. Nedro Avenue.
Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio.