Our Haitian relief effort put into perspective

Back in 2010 I helped get tents for 300 people down to Haiti (see “Personal Haitian Relief Operation”). This was about 10 days after the earthquake hit Port-au-Prince.

At the time I questioned the people running the tent city: “How can you guys possible make a difference when the Red Cross is here in full force?”

“How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ¬≠and Built Six Homes”¬†provides an answer.

An interesting angle is the intense publicity around a crisis and the need for donations and then a long delay before anyone can find out how money was spent or what was accomplished.


Philip Greenspun’s Weblog

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