New Bridges for Haitian Success

Courtesy of Bernard Georges

Bernard Georges is the founder of the non-profit New Bridges for Haitian Success, an organization to help Haitian immigrants in Rhode Island. Georges recently returned from a trip to Haiti where he delivered aid to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. He stopped by the studio for a conversation with our morning host Chuck Hinman.


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Rhode Islanders are struggling to get calls through to friends and family in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Bernard Georges, who immigrated to Rhode Island from Haiti as a teenager, says he finally reached his brother and sister on Friday.

Chuck Hinman

In honor of Haiti’s historic revolution more than 200 years ago, Haitians will rally at the Rhode Island Statehouse Wednesday. The event is also aimed at strengthening a community estimated to number about 2,000 people.

Nonprofit New Bridges for Haitian Success, founded by Providence resident Bernard Georges, works with the Haitian community. Georges said he chose May 18th for the event because it coincides with an important date in Haitian history.