The Somerville Police Department and the Haitian Coalition of Somerville teamed up and celebrated Unity Weekend with a three day fund-raiser. The three day series of events is to help raise money and assist with the Haitian relief earthquake disaster efforts that have left that country in shambles last month.
Proceeds from this weekend's events will help send a group of Somerville Haitian Coalition volunteers including doctors and nurses to Haiti with a container full of medical supplies, food and clothing. The container is currently being stored in the Super Stop & Shop parking lot while waiting to be stocked up and shipped by early next week. Somerville Police Chief Michael Cabral, Deputy Chief Charles Femino, Neighborhood Unity Officers Nick Stiles, Chris Ward and Alan Monaco assisted the Coalition to organize the event that helped make it a huge success.