When a massive earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Americans opened their hearts and donated $488 million to the American Red Cross. Thanks to their generosity, we have helped build and operate eight hospitals and clinics, stem a deadly cholera outbreak, provide clean water and sanitation, move more than 100,000 people out of make-shift tents into safe and improved housing, and so much more. We are still in Haiti, helping Haitian families to recover and rebuild.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.