Thursday, January 28, 2010

Haiti Gets One (1) Penny of Each U.S. Aid Dollar

Think about the fact that only one (1) percent of the U.S. is actually making it to Haiti before you donate to one of the many charities that have appeared in recent weeks. Donate to those charities on the ground in Haiti that have a proven track record of assistance and non-corruption.

Of each U.S. taxpayer dollar, 40 cents is going to the U.S. military, paying for security, search and rescue teams, and the Navy's hospital ship USNS Comfort.

Another 36 cents funds US AID's disaster assistance - everything from $5,000 generators to $35 hygiene kits with soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste for a family of five.

Just over a dime has already been spent on food: 122 million pounds of pinto beans, black beans, rice, corn soy blend and vegetable oil...

Getting the food to Haitians - paying for freighters, trucks and distribution centers, and the people to staff them, took another 10.5 cents from each dollar.

Source: CBS News

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