Food For The Poor Update on Relief

Executive Director Angel Aloma will give a 7 p.m. update to the press on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Aloma will talk about the charity’s relief activities and will answer questions. Interviews also will be available with team members Liony Batista and Rachmani Domersant.

Location: Las Atarazanas Room, Intercontinental Hotel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, D.R. (Jan. 19, 2010) – Relief supplies are continuing to flow over the D.R. border and through Cap-Haitien to those suffering from hunger, thirst, and lack of shelter since the earthquake. Angel Aloma, executive director of Food For The Poor, will update members of the press corps in the Dominican Republic on what is being sent, how much and how it is getting directly into the hands of the hurting in Port-au-Prince and in Cap-Haitien, where thousands of displaced Haitians are fleeing. Aloma then will go with teams to Port-au-Prince to meet up with additional staff.

Liony Batista, a country projects manager for Food For The Poor, will be able to brief reporters on logistics and coordinate further coverage in Port-au-Prince of relief distribution. Rachmani Domersant, who was in Port-au-Prince during the quake and left to be with a hospitalized staff member in the D.R., will be able to brief reporters on the quake as well as on actions taken since then to start the recovery. 

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Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit



CONTACT in Dominican Republic: Liony Batista, 829-868-6402 CONTACTS in United States: Kathy Skipper or Aimee Vignola, 954-427-2222, ext. 6614 or ext. 6079