Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2010 by Annat Katz
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund – The title of this post is provocative for a reason. We’ve all been hearing, seeing and talking about the devastating earthquake that hit the Haitian coast. Since this Caribbean country is the poorest in the Western hemisphere with about 80% of the population living below poverty line (CIA Factbook), Haiti needs money, and it needs it fast. In addition to the many organizations and funds you may use to make contributions (see our Support Haiti mini faves), there’s also the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF).
According to their About section, CBHF was founded as a result of President Obama’s request from former Presidents Clinton and W. Bush to help raise funds for this noble cause. The Fund’s aim is “to respond to unmet needs in the country, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life over the long term for those affected, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and “build back better.” That’s all there is to it. We all simply need to join in and help rebuild Haiti and support its population. Doing good will make you feel even better.