The U.S. once again heads the front efforts for relief for Haiti as the rest of the world just looks at what has happened. To no surprise we are rushing all types of supplies that include water, food, mobile shelter, hospital aid, and of course money. As a nation we stand together (again) to help the less fortunate. What happened in Haiti was a truly a catastrophic event. Most if not all the Haitian community is living on the streets. Infants and toddlers are roaming the streets where not only is it not safe but bodies of decease are on street corners, laying in the middle of the streets, or underneath the rubble. Now the smell of corps underneath all the debris has overtaken the streets. People have to wear masks just to keep the smell away as 90 degree days only makes the smell intensify. In such a disastrous event, the people who have experienced it become defensive of their territories and own supplies. In the night scavengers run around looking for whatever perishable foods they can get their hands on. Unfortunately there are others out there doing the same. Then it becomes a fight, a fight for whatever anyone can get their hands on to either feed their loved ones, or themselves. Add weapons to that and what you get now is people fighting for their lives in an anomalistic state. Reliefs from other countries have been insignificant.
Celebrities have taken it into their own hands and have donated millions to the Haiti relief funds and many effort rallies are being put together to raise money for this very important cause. Here in NJ alone everything from radio stations, club promotions, organized social events by civilians come together to gather clothing, food, water and anything else that we can get to the Haiti as quickly as possible. One question remains though…are they getting it all? From money to food is it being handled properly? Who is in CHARGE? Until date nobody has taken the lead in whats going on there. Most of the commands on the ground are spread out evenly around the country (U.S. troops), but who has been appointed in over seeing whats going on over there? We have to make sure that no one is getting over and using this to their advantage to collect funds and not turn in the full 100% collected. We stand as a nation together, strong, and with our hearts open. With the economic struggle here in the U.S. we still are finding ways to help the ones less fortunate than us.
Other ways to help
Also accepting cash and in-kind donations are the following sites: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, UNICEF (1-800-4UNICEF), Direct Relief, Yele Haiti, Partners in Health, Red Cross, World Food Program, Mercy Corps (1-888-256-1900), Save the Children, Lambi Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The International Rescue Committee, Care, William J. Clinton Foundation, Meds & Food For Kids, Feed the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Mayor’s Fund for NYC
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