I hope you are all well. Last night and this weekend was and is a most wonderful celebration as New York has voted to allow same-sex marriages. I am so proud to be a New Yorker.
However, I am proud to be of Haitian & Dominican descent. I decided some time ago that my reasons to be AVIANA was no longer simply because of my love of music, creating and performing. I want to help people through my art as a performer/artist. I want people to be inspired to want to live their lives to the fullest. To follow their dreams....In addition...I want people to turn their attention to Haiti and help Haiti rise...through education, sustainable living....out of poverty....into the sun.
Haiti is not my cause, it's my blood. Without Haiti, there would be no "me."
I want people to turn their attention to a special organization named "EDEYO" which translates to "help them." This wonderful foundation has done so much for Haiti in particular for the betterment of their future through education of children. Here is a video shot by one of the founding directors as she shows the devastation of the Haitian earthquake to one of its schools. EDEYO is run solely by "volunteers." Not one person is paid.
Please check out EDEYO at www.edeyo.org and see how you can help.