| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:35 PM
For Deacon Emile Ambroise, helping his fellow Haitian-Americans was a family affair. He often brought his wife and four children with him to help serve, teach and counsel.
"We all contributed," said daughter Mathilde Ambroise, a marriage and family...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 11:01 AM
With the mountains of Hispaniola taking their toll, Tropical Storm Emily could degenerate into a tropical wave later today, the National Hurricane Center said in the latest advisory.
The system already has weakened considerably and lost organization,...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:01 PM
MIAMI, FL -- Hurricane Irene intensified into a Category 3 storm Wednesday as it battered the Bahamas and threatened to lash much of the United States' East Coast in coming days.
Irene could reach Category 4 strength by Thursday, the National Hurricane...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 10:27 PM
Our departure is upon us. Photojournalist Adam DeBacker and I will soon be boarding a plane to Port-au-Prince on a trip we’ve talked about making for a year an half. Adam and I have covered a lot of tragedies together- tornadoes, shooting sprees,...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 9:03 AM
I feel naked. And naive.
Naked because I have no luggage, and naive to think my bag would have arrived in Port-au-Prince ten hours after bidding it adieu in Chicago.
It might get here tomorrow morning.
It might not.
No one here is in too much...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:51 AM
Even before it was in the headlines, helping Haiti was on the hearts and minds of Nate and Brenda Yonker.
Nate made the first trip there in 2006 to use his trade skills as a plumber to provide relief to poor areas. The next year, he took his wife...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:48 AM
As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night.
The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:46 AM
With Tropical Storm Isaac gaining strength and continuing to march toward Florida, a hurricane watch was posted late Friday for the Florida Keys, and a tropical storm warning is in effect for mainland South Florida.On the east coast, the tropical storm...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Tropical Storm Isaac is on the prowl. The storm hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti this morning. The town is still in shambles from the 2010 earthquake.
After the storm, a new worry emerges: cholera outbreaks in the evacuation camps. Can't these people catch a...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:46 PM
It`s not a matter of if they are ready, It`s when they are needed.
“If we do need to go down, we have medical people, we have supplies ready to go at any time there is a disaster in Haiti,” said Tim Ryan, Director of 'Haiti Needs You'....
| Apr 16, 2010
| 8:11 PM
Released from federal detention earlier this month, Haitian earthquake survivors Mackenson Luberice and James Dorinville hoped for an end to what they call a nightmarish round of confusion and depression that began at the Port-au-Prince airport when...