New York, NY–(ENEWSPF)– President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, will travel to Haiti on Friday to meet with Haitian leaders, visit Gheskio clinic in Port-au-Prince, and deliver essential supplies.
President Clinton traveled to Haiti two weeks ago, days after the devastating earthquake, to meet with Haitian and UN officials and deliver relief supplies including water, food, medical supplies, solar flash lights, portable radios, and generators donated by Home Depot, Walmart, and purchased with funds raised by the Clinton Foundation Haiti Earthquake Fund, and to help begin the process of recovery and reconstruction.
"More than three weeks after the earthquake, the relief efforts in Haiti have been increasing to meet staggering needs, but the long road to recovery has just begun," President Clinton said. "Tomorrow, I will return to Port-au-Prince for the second time since the disaster to unload supplies and talk to Haitian officials to ensure assistance continues to be effective, coordinated, and sustained in the weeks and months to come."
President Clinton has been leading Haiti relief efforts through the Clinton Foundation Haiti Earthquake Fund, which is helping to provide immediate financial assistance to NGOs working on the ground in Haiti, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
In the aftermath of the earthquake, President Barack Obama asked President Clinton and President George W. Bush to raise funds for immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts to help those who are homeless, hungry, and hurt. In response, the two Presidents established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) to identify and fulfill unmet needs in the region, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life of those affected over the long term, and assist the people of Haiti as they build back better.