Tribute To All Father's Who Support Their Families
It’s time again to pay homage to Father’s everywhere. Although the date of this honorable day may vary throughout the world, the message remains universal. On June 19th we celebrated the bonds of paternity and the tough but tender love that fathers have for their families. The IRC supports integration and reunion of refugees to create healthy and happy families. The father has long played a pivotal role in this balance. In 2010, the IRC restored hope and opportunity for millions of conflict-affected people relocating to the U.S, including many children, their mothers and their fathers.
Wesner Saint-Louis and his family are former beneficiaries of the International Rescue Committee. His wife and son were evacuated out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the earthquake. He arrived here in the United States shortly after to be reunited with them. They lost everything and sadly between him and his wife they have lost thirty-two family members in one day. He is a very strong person and has mentioned on several occasions how God has been great to him and has allowed the IRC to step into their lives to help them in difficult times.
He has been a musician since he was 12 years old. He has played for several bands and groups as a conga player around the world, in countries such as Japan, Paris, Haiti, Serbia, Canada and the Antilles Islands. He teaches Conga lessons as well and continues to live in Miami with his family. He is a great person and we are proud to have had the opportunity to serve him.