Garçon: It's a Nightmare
WR Pierre Garçon (Getty Images)
WR Pierre Garçon (Getty Images)

Posted Jan 14, 2010

Although he's preparing for a playoff game with the Indianapolis Colts, wide receiver Pierre Garçon's thoughts are with his many family members who live in Haiti, the site of this week's horrific earthquake. See what Pierre had to say about the tragedy and what he is doing to help inside.

On what relatives he has in Haiti:

"Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. We still have not heard much from them and my mom is still trying to call them."

On the earthquake:

"It's terrible. It's probably the worst thing that could ever happen there. It's a nightmare. It's a poor country and it's going to take a long time to rebuild."

On what they need in Haiti:

"A lot of things. We're trying to do the best we can to get things down there and save each other and get them through it."

On his immediate reaction:

"I couldn't believe it. I was like 'An earthquake in Haiti?' You just don't think about it. You think about earthquakes in California or some place."

On whether he's been to Haiti:

"I was down there last year, I missed a game when my grandma passed away."

On how many relatives he has in Haiti:

"A lot. Too many to count, really."

On what he's doing now:

"I'm keeping in contact with my mom. It's tough to get in touch with people down there because of the phone lines."

On trying to focus on playoffs while this is going on:

"It's tough, but you know you can't do much, so I have to do my best here. I have to play through them and play for them."

On using Twitter to spread the message:

"That's all I can really do to help get the message out. That's how we got the pictures out, the word out, that's been really helpful."

On whether he can use the playoff stage to send his message:

"Spreading the word and helping others is really what it's all about, and this is the best situation to do that now."

On how he heard about the earthquake:

"I was here, I was driving to my apartment and I've been watching ever since then, and just not believing it."

On not having that big smile we're so accustomed to seeing in the locker room:

"It's hard, not knowing what's going to happen. It will be hard to come from this. The rebuilding process is going to take forever."

On his involvement:

"I was involved (with Haitian projects) before this happened. I have started the Pierre Garcon Helping Hands Foundation, and we were planning to go down to Haiti in April."

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