NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–February 26, 2010. Since the creation of the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund in January, the Fund has raised over $13 million from more than 100,000 individuals for relief, recovery, and reconstruction assistance, and in the month after the disaster has allocated $3 million to a dozen 501(c)(3)s on the ground, while also providing for or supporting the shipment and delivery of life-saving supplies donated from businesses and other organizations.
The Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund has allocated a total of $3 million to the following organizations on the ground in Haiti:
- ACTED, to support emergency assistance as well as provide & deploy over 1,000 shelter and first aid kits.
- CARE, for the distribution of much needed food and water to survivors.
- Concern Worldwide USA, to provide food, water, shelter, and medicine, to survivors.
- International Organization for Migration, to support the coordination and delivery of emergency shelter.
- International Rescue Committee, for medical care, clean water, and emergency sanitation for survivors.
- Medecins du Monde, for the distribution of medicine.
- Medecins sans Frontières, to provide surgery and basic medical care to as many patients as possible.
- Oxfam, to provide in excess of 10 tons of water, sanitation, health and shelter equipment.
- Partners in Health, to provide medical care and supplies, as well as bring in urgently needed medical expertise to Haiti.
- Save the Children USA, for immediate needs such as shelter, health, water, sanitation, and child protection and, as conditions allow, and the restoration of education for children.
- UNICEF, to provide adequate sanitation, safe water, and basic health care for survivors.
- World Food Program, to distribute high-energy biscuits as well as airlift food from WFP emergency hubs.
The Clinton Foundation has also supported the shipment and delivery of:
- More than 100 trucks to facilitate aid distribution, donated by Penske/Mack, General Motors, and Nissan, and Daimler;
- 6,500 solar lights, along with 800 adaptors that plug into the lights and allow for mobile phone charging;
- 27,000 tents donated by Wal-Mart; 500 tents donated by Poncho Jacot; 280 tents donated by Kelty; and four pallets of plastic sheeting donated for temporary shelters;
- Five GE SunSpring solar-powered water-makers, capable of producing up to 5,000 gallons of clean water each day;
- More than 20 tons of medicine and medical supplies, including a donated shipment of medical supplies coordinated by the Governor of Iowa’s office
- 1,000 latrines donated by PolyJohn; 20 cordless drills donated by Home Depot to help set up the latrines;
- 52 pallets of women/girls clothing donated by Forever 21;
- Approximately 18,000 pieces of worker clothing, including gloves, shirts, shorts, and pants, donated by Carhartt;
- 45,000 pounds of water donated by Coca Cola;
- 2000 Hilton sheets donated to hospitals in Haiti.
Working with several non-profit organizations such as AIDG and Earth Trees and People, the Clinton Foundation has helped deliver over 1000 cook stoves to Haiti like rice and beans which can be cooked by Haitian families.
To meet educational needs for students displaced from school, the Clinton Global Initiative University is assisting the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) to place students into U.S. universities, facilitate faculty exchanges, find student hosting, and provide material assistance toward reconstruction.
On January 18, his first trip to Haiti since the earthquake, President Clinton delivered supplies including:
- 5000 bottles of water;
- One pallet of food;
- Medical supplies (including syringes, medicines, anesthetics, pain-killers, first aid and surgical supplies, etc.);
- 32 generators, 72 work lights, extension cords, gas cans, and 150 solar flashlights. These items were donated by Home Depot, Walmart, Costco, BJ’s in the Bronx, and Rite Aid.
On February 5, on his second trip to Haiti since the earthquake, President Clinton delivered supplies, coordinated through the Clinton Foundation and OSE, that include the following:
- 50 laptops from the IBM Foundation for the Government of Haiti;
- 5000 protein bars donated by Health Management Resources;
- 400 protein bars from Element bars;
- 260 tents donated by Kelty;
- 20 Generators donated by The Home Depot;
- 20 Extension cords for Generators;
- 4 Pallets of 10×25 Poly sheeting donated by The Home Depot;
- 2 Pallets of 5 gallon buckets donated by The Home Depot;
- Medical supplies, including approximately 1900 lbs of medical supplies as well as 100 pairs of walkers and crutches were also on board for GHESKIO, a Haitian NGO based in Port-au-Prince.