American Red Cross Gives Update on 2010 Haiti Earthquake Efforts

Positive news always appreciated!

red-cross-officeSince the earthquake struck, American Red Cross programs in Haiti have:

Spent and committed $144 million on shelter programs, ensuring that nearly 109,000 people, to date,  have a safer place to live;

Provided clean water and sanitation services for more than 556,000 people;

Reached 3.2 million people with cholera response and prevention activities, including the country\’s first cholera vaccination campaign;

Provided more than 383,000 people with livelihoods assistance, including grants, job training, cash-for-work and other help;

Invested more than $65.8 million in health services and infrastructure, including construction or operational funding for several hospitals;

Spent and committed more than $44 million to enable residents to be better prepared for disasters like Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/08/6055574/american-red-cross-gives-update.html

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