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Haiti Wrapup: Thanks for All Who Helped

Posted by jetsstaff on March 19, 2010 – 8:02 am

Day 4 was our final day here in Haiti and even though we didn’t have much of a schedule today, I wanted to take the time to reflect on this week.

A huge and special thanks to everyone at the Yele Foundation and founder Wyclef Jean for allowing us to team up with them this week. Yele was so instrumental in assisting us in accomplishing our goals this week and providing us with support throughout our mission.

A personal thanks to the members of CIMO, the Haitian National Police, who guided and protected us everywhere we went. Haiti is a very dangerous country right now, but we felt safe with them around.

A big thank you to my teammates Vernon Gholston and David Clowney, former teammate Ahmad Carroll, and the Jets Television Network, Rich Gentile and Chris Ubbens, for being here, helping out and donating their time and efforts. Just their presence here was so gratifying, knowing that extra voices are going back to spread the word. To my fabulous mother Dr. Rose Ihedigbo, my adviser Greg Domond, friends Marcos Catania, Amanda Anderson and Kendra Porter, thank you for being on this journey and sharing your love and compassion with the people of Haiti.

As we drove through Port-au-Prince today I had time to reflect on this mission. As I have said every day, words can’t express what we all witnessed here — the devastation, the horror, the pain and the suffering — but we left knowing we gave a sense of HOPE! The hearts we touched, the smiles we created, the hands we held, the sense of comfort we created in these people will last a lifetime.

We are not ready to leave yet. There is so much more we want to accomplish. We understand this won’t be a quick fix, that it will take time to rebuild. But I encourage everyone to help in any way you can. We suggest donating to the Yele Foundation because we have seen first-hand that every item or dollar you donate makes it to the victims in Haiti. Or you can visit my foundation to learn how you can help more. Thank you everyone for all your support and for following my blogs throughout our trip. God Bless!

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6 Responses to “Haiti Wrapup: Thanks for All Who Helped”

  1. By Jeanine Eugene on Mar 19, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you for your helping in Haiti

  2. By Momississippi on Mar 20, 2010 | Reply

    This was an amazing story to follow! Great photos and audio along with the blogs! “Thank you” to all who were involved! May your work be blessed!

  3. By bestjets on Mar 20, 2010 | Reply

    guys that was the best play of i have seen yet
    take it to the field they will all be watching
    2010 pro bowl david, james, vernon you know
    you have the goods it is in the pix

  4. By bestjets on Mar 21, 2010 | Reply

    just to clarify…the beautiful work you all have done
    continue it and make it part of your game on the field, the sky is the limit for all three of you, and don’t let anyone tell you different…those pictures are the proof of yr hearts…and now you have all your friends in haiti watching you…love
    that drawing of the new meadowlands field

  5. By 37 year fan on Mar 21, 2010 | Reply

    Good character makes all the difference. Glad to see we have heart. We’re building good karma. If your hearts in the right place , things can change for the better.

  6. By Marco Catania on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    It was a great experience for us to bring some smiles to some of the Haitian youth. A trip that i will never regret. Marco Catania

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