About Councilmember Navarro

I serve as the Council Vice-President and the Montgomery County Councilmember representing District 4. I am the chair of the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee and also serve on the Health and Human Services Committee.

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January 14, 2010

Help for Haiti Earthquake Survivors

Many of you have likely already seen the images and news reports about the massive devastation in Haiti this week. This tragedy has hit close to home for my family, as my husband is originally from Haiti. I am joining County Executive Ike Leggett's call for residents of Montgomery County to do what they can to help victims of the Earthquake. Here are some places where you can donate to help survivors:

Interaction Coalition
The US State Department recommends donating to one of the members of this coalition of US-based relief organizations that respond to worldwide disasters. Their website has a brief description of each organization, and a donor can choose the organization and be taken right to their donation page:

American Red Cross
You can donate to the Red Cross directly on their website. Or donors can also text "HAITI" to "90999" and $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross.

Doctors Without Borders

International Medical Corps

For other kinds of information go to the Department of State website

Statement by County Executive Ike Leggett Regarding the Earthquake in Haiti
  • For Immediate Release: 1/13/2010

“Montgomery County’s hearts and prayers go out to all those in Haiti affected by the terribly destructive earthquake there. We empathize with the difficulties and challenges faced by Haitians who live in the County who are worried and concerned about their loved ones and their native land.

“I urge Montgomery County residents to support humanitarian efforts to save lives and help feed and shelter survivors by contributing to relief efforts. Among the many organizations actively involved are the following:

Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203

American Jewish World Service, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

United States Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038

Click here for a press release from the Montgomery County Volunteer Center.

For information about Yele Haiti, the grassroots movement founded by Wyclef Jean that is raising money to help survivors of the earthquake, visit http://www.yele.org/about/index.html

Ongoing Coverage of This Tragedy:


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