01/16/10 Support the Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Haiti
Though we are deep in our fight to preserve our businesses and the important mission of keeping animals for the future; I really felt strongly that our family should help with the relief efforts in Haiti. This will take a world effort and all who can help hopefully will help.
I floundered around trying to know where to send a donation as it is difficult when you don't know where the money is going. I decided that the site below that has been set up by former Presidents Clinton and Bush who are specifically working on behalf of generating aid to Haiti was the one to pick.
Here is the link to the site and their letter:
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