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Haiti's Ambassador to U.S. Visits Charlottesville

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Haiti's ambassador to the United States is visiting Charlottesville to share a message about the power of small beginnings.

Ambassador Raymond Joseph spoke at Ebenezer Baptist Church three years ago, just days after the earthquake that shattered his country. He returned there Sunday to talk about the progress being made in Haiti, and what the country still needs to speed up the recovery.

"Haiti has only two percent tree cover and it's declining. If we do not take care of the environment first, if we do not replant, Haiti will become a giant desert," Joseph said.

The ambassador started a new initiative to raise money to plant trees in Haiti. The program will allow donors to see exactly where their money goes, and how they are helping Haiti.

He says no matter how small a gift may be, it will help Haiti grow to achieve great things.

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