Cynthia Hansen


The grass roots groups are doing more to help than big NPOS


where is it?? why are there no tents, shelters, tin sheds? bull dozer, REAL HELP NOW?

thousands are in the rain with plastic sheet alone -


saw this on twitter today


Put a human face on suffering - it is not about volume, it is about one person who just died, a family seeing survivors die from diahrea and disease - 2nd and 3rd wave could kill 50% of those left alive...

Why isn't this outrage making the news?

2) do not let UN make policy - let the faces, the REAL STORY, field workers and teams on ground make policy on what is needed - not someone who slept in a bed last night

3) I just went without water for 24 hours due to a line break - and thought of Haiti - I had electricity, I had blankets, and we had time to do buckets of water for sanitation prior to water being cut off - and WE called it roughing it?!

thank you for listening to my ranting = I got so angry about the anti-tent decision. I never see RED and I think I had steam coming out of my ears. I grew up going camping - tarps are open on 4 sides, we slept in tent and played cards, etc. INSIDE when it rained. no tarps GRRR

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    In his report, Andres Oppenheimer advocates that “Haiti needs a version of the Marshall Plan -- now” (02.05.10). As part of that plan, US leaders should take a lesson from our history during the 1930’s depression when President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and apply it to the reconstruction of Haiti.

  • Ed Brophy

    Fishers of men? Don't be turned off by some of these worldly charity organizations—flush with cash—who would seem to rather have you believe Haiti is not in desperate need of volunteers—even if your best skill is none other than to serve the poor.

  • Cynthia Hansen

    The grass roots groups are doing more to help than big NPOS.

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