Tameka Nicholson- the owner of Tripple T, a Jamaican restaurant in Robbinsville, NJ- hosted the first of many events to celebrate the rich history and culture of Haiti in support of ITIAH Angels for Learning (IAFL) on September 24th. The event was dubbed “A Night in Haiti”.
And that it was, indeed. Decorated with Haitian artifacts and the colors of the Haitian flag, the restaurant rocked with the pulsating sounds of Kompa music accentuated with blinking red and blue lights. A Haitian deejay, DJ SMASH, kept the guests dancing through the night. All in attendance dined on a meal of jerk chicken, rice and beans, and sautéed cabbage.
After hearing of the devastating earthquake following the assassination of the president of Haiti, Tripple T’s owner, Tameka Nicholson who is a Jamaican native, felt the need to do something for her sister island of Haiti. She shared that while visiting Jamaica to see her family and check on her other restaurant in Ocho Rios, she felt a strong tremor that looked as though may not end well. Luckily, it soon passed. However, she later learned how disastrous the earthquake was in Haiti and the extent of its impact on an area already ravaged by hardship.
As a result, Nicholson conceived “A Night in Haiti.”
For each platter purchased, a donation of $5 was given to ITIAH Angels for Learning. Nicholson hopes to continue this Friday night Happy Hour to bring more awareness to the mission of ITIAH Angels for Learning. We are so grateful to Nicholson for this benevolent gesture. With her support, our organization will continue to flourish and make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable among us. To contribute to IAFL, our organization please visit our website at https://itiahangels.org/
Written by Brenda Whiteman