Ricky Martin Visits Port-au-Prince Neighborhoods Affected By The Earthquake

By Dialogo
January 20, 2010

Port-au-Prince, 19 January (EFE).- Singer Ricky Martin traveled to Port-au-Prince today to visit the areas affected by last Tuesday’s earthquake, a catastrophe that he characterized as a “living nightmare,” the organization Habitat for Humanity International announced in a press release." The images that are now in my head will be impossible to erase. Children and families impacted by this disaster will need long-term help restoring their lives, in every sense of the word,” Martin said. Martin called on society to think about the future of the affected children, who, once they have received appropriate care, will need “a safe and decent home.” The organization will provide those affected by the earthquake with kits and tools to repair damaged residences. “We want to provide the widest range of resources available to get families back into their homes,” said Habitat for Humanity’s chief executive officer, Jonathan Reckford, who accompanied the artist. “I think the last thing any of us wants is for a child to be without a home. Together, we need to protect the children and families displaced by the earthquake in Haiti,” said Martin, who asked for donations to the RMF/HFH Fund, created jointly by Habitat for Humanity and the Ricky Martin Foundation.