On January 12th, 2010, the Island of Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake. The Death toll exceeded 300,000 citizens and left another 300, 000 injured and homeless. During this devastating time, people from many nations rallied together to help rebuild Haiti.
The category six quake struck not only the Haitian community but the hearts of many worldwide. With the help of John and Cathy Capollino, a coalition of groups constructed the “Sending Our Love to Haiti” benefit. The sole purpose of this benefit was to come together and support the Nation of Haiti.
Held at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, The Sending our love to Haiti benefit Featured Guest speakers and performers from all over the country. Guest Ranged from Ambassador Young-Mok Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, to Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a physician at Holy Name Hospital.
The night brought forth performances from across the musical spectrum; Yunah Lee the lyrical soprano from the Metropolitan Opera to Broadway performer Nancy Ringham Smith of “Beauty and the Beast”. Along with this list of artist, six-year-old Malachi had the exclusive honor of performing with Five time Grammy award winner Roy Wooten. The funds from the benefits helped to send Doctors to Haiti to help support the recovery.