Last August, a major damaging earthquake followed by a tropical storm struck southern Haiti. Because of the significant loss of life and homes, injuries and property damage to cities and towns, Stokes Haitian Art established a relief fund for artists in the region suffering from the disaster. Since then, from appeals to art purchasers and goodwill donors, and a percentage of sales from auctions, approximately ten thousand dollars has been collected and distributed. Art supplies have been purchased at discount in the United States and then sent to Haitian artists. Travel funds have been provided to artists to establish and maintain connections with their families and customers.
Heavily damaged marketplace in Southern city of Aquin
Badly damaged church in Southern City of Aquin
Therefore, please join Stokes Haitian Art in supporting artists in this time of extreme need.
Let’s show our gratitude for the community of Haitian artists and their distinctive work that has gained deserved recognition worldwide. Contributions of all amounts are welcomed. (No contribution is too small or too large!). All donors will receive monthly reports describing the fund’s disbursements, purchases and results.