| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Kim Chapin has spent the past four years working to help Haiti and she's also gotten her students involved.
Chapin said she first got involved after a lunch at a chinese restuarant where she received a special fortune cookie message.
"It said you will...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:35 PM
For Deacon Emile Ambroise, helping his fellow Haitian-Americans was a family affair. He often brought his wife and four children with him to help serve, teach and counsel.
"We all contributed," said daughter Mathilde Ambroise, a marriage and family...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Two years ago, an enormous earthquake devastated Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the surrounding areas. While the cameras are gone, Haiti's recovery continues. Having recently visited Port-au-Prince, we can report that much has been accomplished...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 11:01 AM
With the mountains of Hispaniola taking their toll, Tropical Storm Emily could degenerate into a tropical wave later today, the National Hurricane Center said in the latest advisory.
The system already has weakened considerably and lost organization,...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:01 PM
MIAMI, FL -- Hurricane Irene intensified into a Category 3 storm Wednesday as it battered the Bahamas and threatened to lash much of the United States' East Coast in coming days.
Irene could reach Category 4 strength by Thursday, the National Hurricane...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 10:27 PM
Our departure is upon us. Photojournalist Adam DeBacker and I will soon be boarding a plane to Port-au-Prince on a trip we’ve talked about making for a year an half. Adam and I have covered a lot of tragedies together- tornadoes, shooting sprees,...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 9:03 AM
I feel naked. And naive.
Naked because I have no luggage, and naive to think my bag would have arrived in Port-au-Prince ten hours after bidding it adieu in Chicago.
It might get here tomorrow morning.
It might not.
No one here is in too much...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help.
In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own,...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:51 AM
Even before it was in the headlines, helping Haiti was on the hearts and minds of Nate and Brenda Yonker.
Nate made the first trip there in 2006 to use his trade skills as a plumber to provide relief to poor areas. The next year, he took his wife...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:48 AM
As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night.
The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...