Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Relief Donates 1 Million Dolars




Haiti Relief Donates 1 Million Dolars on Hot Topics -- Wyclef Jean's Haiti relief efforts and Twitter-ing have raised over $1 million for earthquake victims. Wyclef Jean's organization used Twitter to promote Yele.org to bring forth awareness of what individuals could do to donate to the relief efforts.

Haiti was the victim of a horrific earthquake that happened on Tuesday January 12, 2010. In the poorest area of Carrefour, as plenty of as 90% of all structures were destroyed as a result of the disaster.

People are left homeless, and will be faced with new challenges when the rain returns to the area. Diseases, hunger, and crime will likely plague the area.

Humanitarian efforts are underway. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are joining together to help with relief efforts. The Red Cross, UNICEF, and other organizations are organizing efforts and collecting donations for victims.

The USNS Comfort, a state-of-the-art medical ship is said to be heading out to help with those that are injured because of the shake. The ship is said to have some 1,000 hospital beds and has the facilities to handle even the most complex medical care. With plenty of trapped beneath buildings for days, you can only imagine how badly that relief is needed.

The longer it takes for humanitarian troops to get out to Haiti, the worse things are going to get. The country is known for its crime and now there's plenty of desperate people with literally nothing to lose.

The volume of traffic on Wyclef Jean's Yele Web-site was so great this morning, that the site crashed. It seems as if everyone is touched by the disasters and are looking for any way possible to help.

President Obama made an address and let the people of Haiti know that they would not be forgotten. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush (43) are teaming up to organize help. Bill Clinton is an Ambassador to Haiti as well.

The response to requests for donations has been so great, that over $1 million has been earned in a short span of time - this is how much money was donated to charity through text messaging for a whole year alone.

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