Hispanic lawmakers donate $5K to Haiti relief
“When a segment of my community, our community, hurts, we all hurt,” Rep. Esteban Bovo, R-Hialeah, said at a Capitol press conference.
Sen. Gary Siplin, whose wife is Haitian and lost both of her parents when she was a child, said the money will go toward an ongoing fundraising effort by black lawmakers.
“Right now we can help best … by donating money,” said Siplin, D-Orlando. He added: “It’s going to take years before we can get Haiti to be the viable country that it once was.”