Chicago-area leaders to discuss relief effort, ongoing need on anniversary of disastrous earthquake
SPRINGFIELD, IL – On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, leaving behind a crumpled society and lives in dire need of aid. A relief effort championed by a network of Chicago-area officials and institutions responded immediately to begin to assess and meet the needs of the Haitian people, including rebuilding Grace Children’s Hospital.
On Thursday -- the two-year anniversary of the quake -- State Senator Kwame Raoul, local representatives of International Child Care, Robert Gallo of Power Construction, Children's Memorial Hospital President and CEO Patrick Magoon and other officials and volunteers will discuss the disaster, what's been accomplished and their ongoing efforts to help Haiti rebound.
WHO: Chicagoland leaders of the Haitian relief network
WHAT: Update: Relief efforts and moving forward
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12 (the two-year anniversary of the
WHERE: Children's Memorial Hospital, Siragusa Lobby, 2300 Children's Plaza (intersection of Lincoln, Fullerton and Halsted).
Years served: 2004 - Present
Committee assignments: Criminal Law (Vice-Chairperson); Insurance; Labor and Commerce; Judiciary (Chairperson); Public Health; Committee of the Whole; Public Pensions & State Investments (Co-Chairperson); Subcommittee on CLEAR Compliance (Sub-Chairperson); Conference Committee on SB1 (Chairperson).
Biography: Attorney; born September 30, 1964; Bachelor's degree from DePaul University; J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law; married (wife, Kali), has two children.