According to a report released by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, American Red Cross pocketed close to $125 million of Haiti earthquake fund.
Based on a yearlong investigation by the Iowa Republican and his staff, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has reported that the esteemed charity organization Red Cross received an outpouring of donations after the 2010 quake, nearly $500 million, more than any other nonprofit organization received. But sadly, its all ambitious plans to build housing for the earthquake victims completely failed on the ground in Haiti. The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 earthquake victims. But the actual number of permanent homes the group has built in all of Haiti is just six. As per the charity organization's report, they spent $70 million on "program expenses" which include funds spent to oversee and evaluate its Haiti programs. In its earlier reports, Red Cross's had repeatedly told that, of the total funds it receives on humanitarian programs, it spends up to 9% (in recent case, it should be $45 million) on internal expenses. However, Grassley's office found that 25% of the total donations ($500 million) sent to Haiti or about $125 million were spent as fundraising and management expenses.
Thisis expected to be an event out of the ordinary. On December 28, 2012, the current Haitian President Michel Martelly Will Sing With the international singer Julio Iglesias In the Dominican Republic.
Several importand individuals will be present at the charity event, including Henry Kissinger, designers Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta.
President Michel Martelly or sweet Micky on this occasion will sing two songs with Spanish singer Julio Iglesias
Before becoming President of Haiti, Michel martelly was performing on stage as a professional musician
Here is a picture of local philanthropist Rose Ellen Greene donated $2 million for Education in Little Haiti.
To facilitate the groundbreaking partnership between Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), local philanthropist Rose Ellen Greene, a Senior Trustee at the University of Miami has donated $2 million. The joint Education Effect program (the partnership between FIU and M- DCPS is known as the Education Effect) seeks to connect the historic Little Haiti community with university expertise, resources and research-based intervention programs addressing social and educational needs. The Education Effect was first launched at Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Liberty City in 2011. The gift of $2 million is the largest donation received so far to Education Effect and that came from Rose Ellen Greene. She is a longtime volunteer at Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary School. To celebrate this receipt of great contribution, FIU and M-DCPS hosted a check presentation and ice cream party with students, community leaders and parents at McCrary elementary on May 31.
Here is a picture of Sister Dona. She was found innocent after 42 months in prison.
On December 17, 2015, Dieudonne Pierre Bélizaire, better known as Sister Dona, founder of the orphanage of 'Sisters Redemptive of Nazareth", has been cleared of kidnapping charges in a criminal court in Port-au-Prince, and was released immediately. Sister Dona was in the Civil Prison of Petion-ville since 21 June 2012 in connection with the kidnapping of a child named 'Raphaël Chenet' from her orphanage, a crime which she vehemently denied from the beginning. During the crime, as per report, she was not even in Haiti. As per Kenscoff Peace Court records, Djimmy Mémé, one employee of the orphanage, had confessed the crime on July 18, 2011; he took $2,000 from a couple (Péguy Blanc and Christine) who wanted to adopt Raphaël Chenet. Djimmy picked up the child from the orphanage and handed the child to Péguy Blanc. Most of these facts were confirmed by Djimmy's cell phone records and were noted in the Registry records of the Kenscoff Peace Court. However, Djimmy Mémé, the main criminal of the crime despite his confessions and facts, was released by the Substitute Commissioner of the Government, Rodriguez for unknown reasons.
The spirit of service to our community has been introduced to Haiti by Marriott at the Communal Asylum (asile communal) in Delmas
Marriott International is carrying out its global initiative. 328,800 employee volunteers from 74 countries serve the community one day each year.
This year Communal Asylum was chosen. Volunteers visited the elderly, handing out food and toiletries.
Marriott Port-au-Prince's Peter Antinoph said, " . . . we seek to convey . . . the deep commitment of our company . . . . (and) help Port-au-Prince . . . become a space where life and activities are progressing . . ."
This is something we all can learn from. A great act of charity by Haiti women's national soccer team not is rewarded big time.
Trinidad and Tobago women's national soccer team who is in competition with Haiti women's national soccer team found themselves in a hard financial position. According to a message sent on social media, they had reached the point where the team was even unable to afford lunch.
Upon receiving information that the Trinidad and Tobago women's team might not even have enough money for lunch, with their very limited resources, the Haiti's team dig into their pocket to pull their last penny to help. They realized that they only had a total around $1,300. At that point, The Haiti Women Soccer Tean made the decision to turn it over to Trinidad and Tobago team.
Upon hearing of the story, the the Clintons Foundation got involved. The Clinton Foundation makes commitment to support Haiti women's national soccer team not just one time, but long term
Minister John Turnbull of Baptist Haiti Mission (BHM) was honored with Commander of the Honor and Merit rank. President Martelly lauded Turnbull for his 75 years of service aiding at-risk communities. BHM started in 1943 and has developed into an organization, ministering to six departments.
Besides spiritual guidance given to communities, BHM programs cover education, health, environment, housing, and agricultural sectors, among many worthy works. BHM's field office has a staff of 80, who administer both church and secular programs.
Here is a picture of Rocco, the son of the music superstar: Madonna in Haiti. In this picture, he is sharing a candid pictures of the family charity trip to Haiti
Rocco is to be commended for his interest in helping others with less fortune and to be accompanying his mum on this humanitarian trip to Haiti
Here is a picture of Brother Franklin Armand.
He believes that religion needs to be thought side by side with economic empowerment. As a result, he has founded organizations to help the people in Pandiassou to become economically self sufficient.
The Congregation of Little Brothers and Sisters of the Incarnate (CPFSI) put into existance a Konbit-like system of community farming that maximized the efficiency of the community's production. The project that received the notice of President Michel Martelly has revived the fishing system by stocking the lakes and providing freezers to store fish,
Here is a picture taken by one of these religious organizations in Haiti to show how desperate the situation of haitians are. With these types of Pictures, the organizations take the opportunity to ask people to donate so that they can help haiti
However, some of the moneys received by a few of these organizations are used to make the organizations reacher and do little to improve the lives of the Haitians