Category: Haiti

David Letterman Has Yet Another Way To Donate To Haiti

David Letterman has a site you can go to for Haiti.

Do it, if you have the means:

Thank you.

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Unite for Haiti

From President’s Bill Clinton and George W. Bush:

Support the Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Haiti

On January 12, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti just outside the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The devastation – in lives lost, property destroyed, and families displaced – is immense.

At the request of President Obama, we are partnering to help the Haitian people reclaim their country and rebuild their lives.

Our immediate priority is to save lives. The critical needs in Haiti are great, but they are also simple: food, water, shelter, and first-aid supplies. The best way concerned citizens can help is to donate funds that will go directly to supplying these material needs.

Through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, we will work to provide immediate relief and long-term support to earthquake survivors. We will channel the collective goodwill around the globe to help the people of Haiti rebuild their cities, their neighborhoods, and their families.

We ask each of you to give what you can to help ensure the people of Haiti can build back stronger and better than ever.

Both of us have personally witnessed the tremendous generosity and goodwill of the American people and of our friends around the world to help in times of great need. There is no greater rallying cry for our common humanity than witnessing our neighbors in distress. And, like any good neighbor, we have an obligation and desire to come to their aid.

Thank you for taking the time to visit, and we hope you will donate to this worthwhile cause. The people of Haiti now need our assistance more than ever.

President William J. Clinton 
President George W. Bush

NPR: Death, Desperation Mark Haiti’s Dark Hours

From NPR:

The lone morgue in Port-au-Prince is filled to overflowing, while a mass grave outside the city holds thousands of bodies. Yet three days after a titanic earthquake, the death count has barely begun in Haiti’s capital.

Hundreds of U.S. troops reached the city on Friday, but the nascent international aid effort had yet to show much impact and residents were becoming increasingly angry and impatient.

Amid reports of scattered looting, Haitians were in a desperate search for food and water, even as bodies still litter the streets.

Urgent needs are being met in piecemeal fashion. Makeshift medical clinics — most of them outdoors — are struggling to cope with the injured, often with few or no medical supplies.

"Haiti is dead, is dead, is dead, is dead, is dead. Everything is breaking down," Philippe Mercier told NPR’s Greg Allen. "It’s like somebody who lives in the street, you know? Eat on the street, drink water on the street. There’s no pure water."

Hundreds of thousands of survivors in this desperately poor Caribbean nation are believed to be homeless. Many have fashioned makeshift shelters on the sides of city streets, in parks, and wherever else they can take refuge as aftershocks continue to rattle the city.

"Haiti is dead, is dead, is dead, is dead, is dead."

It’s time for the world to come to Haiti, embracing a nothing with nothing, nothing at all to give back.

Except life. Except thanks. Except survival.

NPR: Port-Au-Prince Morgue Overwhelmed (Audio)

From NPR:

Three days after the massive earthquake devastated Haiti’s capital, bodies still litter the streets. The stench of death is growing. Corpses are being delivered by any means possible to the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, where hundreds now lie stacked outside the morgue.

America Stands With Haiti (Video)

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One woman, rescued from under rubble, said, "I was hoping I would die quickly."

Rachel Maddow is reporting tonight that 200,000 people might have lost their lives in the earthquake.

America stands with Haiti, video from MSNBC.

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