Damage from the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti added yet another dimension to the already crushing humanitarian crisis and poverty conditions faced by the country. Because of the great need, Habitat for Humanity is planning an aggressive response to help low-income families get into decent, secure housing as soon as possible.

World of Concrete has joined in this effort and will be accepting and encouraging onsite donations in the Registration Area, Central Hall, starting on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided by Habitat via mail after the show.

Given the scale of homes damaged and destroyed, Habitat anticipates a multi-year response, meaning that long after the cameras have left, Habitat for Humanity still will be on the ground building houses and hope with families desperate for both.

Efforts will include:

  • Recovery starter kits
  • Cleanup assistance/transitional shelter/rehabbing repairable homes
  • Establishing Habitat Resource Centers
  • Building core houses

For addition information regarding the Help Habitat Help Haiti program, visit www.habitat.org.