The Daily Northwestern – Local Haitians support distant relatives

The Daily Northwestern – Local Haitians support distant relatives
By Brittney Wong

Published: Friday, February 19, 2010

After the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, Judith Francois didn’t know if her brother or her grandmother were alive for five days. “It was devastating,” the Rogers Park resident said. “Everyone was just scared.” A relative eventually told Francois her family was safe. They were physically fine, but after her brother’s school collapsed, they slept outside to avoid getting trapped during an aftershock. Fortunately, Francois, 24, had family here for emotional support. Her parents own Sweet Nick’s Caribbean, 741 Howard St., a small Haitian eatery filled with the faint odor of fried pastries and black bean rice. She and her family members are part of the estimated 5,000 Haitians who live on the North Side, a population that started receiving national attention due to their fundraising efforts after the disaster. CLICK TO READ MORE.

Explore posts in the same categories: Article, newspaper, Press

Tags: , , , , , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: