Sean Penn's Haiti work earns humanitarian prize Message from the Consul General of Haiti in Chicago
On the 10th of January 2010, Haiti suffered the worst disaster of its existence. Shortly thereafter, the whole world showed much kindness and compassion. However, Mr.Sean Penn went above and beyond ordinary acts of kindness. He left his comfortable Hollywood life to physically join my brothers and sisters amidst the unspeakable devastation. Somehow, he never left us since. Our worries became his worries. He really shares our pains and frustrations.
Mr.Penn, it is people like you who revive my faith in human nature and make me believe in the future of mankind.You are a credit to the Peace Summit Award and to our species. Let me say this to you on behalf of every Haitian : MERCI, MON FRÈRE! Thank you, my brother!