Fargo event to remember Haiti earthquake

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo-based charity dedicated to helping Haiti is helping sponsor a candlelight prayer vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation.

United Hearts for Haiti was started by Haiti native Paul Aladin. He tells The Forum that he's discouraged by the lack of progress he sees in his homeland since the disaster, but he remains positive that things will improve.

Aladin says the Wednesday night vigil also being sponsored by the Tri City Haitian Ministry is to remember the 220,000 people who died as a result of the earthquake, and to thank area people who helped with relief and recovery efforts.