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Sunday 25 August 2019
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Kirk Franklin and Maggie Blanchard in Haiti for the 7th Anniversary of Haiti’s Earthquake


Today,  January 12, 2017 marks the 7th Anniversary of the devastating earthquake that took the lives of hundreds of thousands, while leaving Haiti in shambles. In these seven years Haiti has worked to not only rebuild, but to rise up from the rubble and today Haiti is once again thriving, despite several obstacles, including most recently Hurricane Matthew.

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, Giving Hearts with Love Foundation, Superior Seven Group and Radio Television Caraibes will team up to bring Haiti a day of enlightenment, full of worship and praise that is sure to bring joy into the hearts of those needing comfort. With a stellar performance by some of Haiti’s top Gospel artists at Centre Sportif Henfrasa in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the show is also proud to include internationally acclaimed Gospel King – Kirk Franklin.

“Kirk and his camp are so excited to be coming to Haiti for the first time. They are humbled to be sharing in some of the most heartfelt worship sessions Haiti has ever seen, it will be moving and powerful and it will definitely change lives,” says Terrell Reid from Giving Hearts with Love Foundation.

For years the Giving Hearts with Love Foundation has been committed to enhancing growth within underprivileged communities in Haiti and abroad. As a non-profit organization it has been active in Haiti giving much needed aid to mothers, children and men. With a goal of building schools that will provide quality education to Haitian children, the foundation is excited to be working in Haiti for the future of those who deserve only the best.

The January 12th show will boast some of the most popular Haitian Gospel acts including Maggie Blanchard, Gospel Kreyol, Gospel Vision Haiti, Delly Benson and Miami’s own Revelation Mizik, as well as Spirit of Praise, Sunday’s Best Will and Alexis and Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin.

The gates at Centre Sportif Henfrasa open at 3pm, and the show starts at 5pm to 10pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Tickets are currently on sale for 1000 GDES at Radio Lumiere, Radio Tele Shalom, Alleluia, Radio Tele Caraibes and Bon Jean Market. The money raised during Rise Up For Haiti will serve hundreds of women, men and children in need.


Help make this important memorial something to rejoice about because Haiti is still standing and will continue to Rise Up! Live broadcast will be available on www.Tidal.com with more details to come.

Log on to www.givingheartswithlove.org and follow the Giving Hearts with Love Foundation on Facebook, Instagram @givingheartswithlove and Twitter @ghwl_foundation.

Events in South Florida to Commemorate the 2010 Earthquake


The City of Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) will be hosting a vigil on Thursday, January 12, 2017 to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010.

It is the Complex’s fourth year hosting the honorary vigil, which will begin with a candle-lit procession led by Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami (FANM) at 4:30 p.m. from the Toussaint Louverture monument on 62nd St. and N. Miami Ave. to the LHCC courtyard. The vigil will immediately follow at 6 p.m.

“The vigil is an opportunity for the entire Haitian community to come out to remember those who passed away and celebrate those who survived,” Abraham Metellus, the cultural arts manager at LHCC, said. “And this year the memorial will feature a special dedication ceremony.”

The event will unveil a dedicated memorial wall on the LHCC campus, a project that has been in the works for the past three years. The dedication ceremony will feature a special dedicated poem, written and read by Edwidge Danticat, an award-winning novelist of Haitian decent. There will also be a blessing of the wall and a candle-lite prayer.

Following the dedication will be an inter-faith prayer and memoriam service led by the Florida Haitian American Christian Leaders Association. The vigil will then be closed with a traditional “bouillon” vegetable and meat stew supper.


The community is encouraged to participate in the free event. Reservations can be made via Eventbrite here. For further details please call the complex at 305-960-2969, or email at LHCC@miamigov.com.

Join The City of Miramar at a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the 7th anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake and the recent Hurricane Matthew tragedy, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027 from
The event will include a free concert featuring Harmonik, Born 2 Serve, Richie of the band Klass, and Inger Hanna. Everyone is encouraged that evening to bring a monetary donation or check along with any other items you may want to donate for the cause-i.e., gauze, rubbing alcohol, Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, pampers, baby formula, bottled water, etc.
The City of Miramar will also continue to accept donations for Haiti Relief following Hurricane Matthew with locations at City Hall (2300 Civic Center Place), Multi-Service Complex (6700 Miramar Parkway), Sunset Lakes (2801 SW 186th Avenue), plus an off-site location, Snap Fitness (17195 Miramar Parkway). The donations will continue until Thursday, January 12, 2017.