Ha-ha-Haiti: NY Comedy Show Aims to Raise Money For Huricane Relief

Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.

A night of Haitian-centric comedy in Bedford-Stuyvesant later this month will try to raise spirits while raising money for that country’s hurricane relief efforts. Proceeds from “Laugh 4 Haiti, Cry 4 Haiti, Dance 4 Haiti,” happening at the Milk River lounge on Nov. 28, will go to grassroots organizations aiding the thousands of Haitians displaced by the destructive Hurricane Matthew, which heavily flooded the country’s southern region in early October. The Haitian-American organizer of the charitable laugh-fest says it will bring a light touch to a serious night.

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Curves International Founder Warns of Haiti’s ‘Hidden Holocaust’ In Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti’s southwestern tip, towns like Jérémie and others are still facing major problems.

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Chelsea Clinton to Visit Haiti On July 28-29


Chelsea Clinton will visit Haiti on July 28-29 in the capacity of vice president of the Clinton Foundation, which is carrying out aid projects in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Clinton, the foundation announced Tuesday in a statement, will travel to Haiti with foundation president Donna Shalala, and the pair will head a group comprised of philanthropists, businessmen and foundation donors who will visit the different aid and development projects being undertaken there.

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also scheduled to participate in a round table on the need to increase business opportunities for female teens and women, the Clinton Foundation said.

Since 2010, the foundation has collected $30 million for projects and is helping in Haiti’s recovery after the earthquake that devastated the country in that year, killing more than 200,000 people and injuring some 300,000.

Today, the Clinton Foundation is focusing on fostering sustainable economic growth in Haiti in sectors such as tourism, energy and manufacturing.