CNN has revamped its website cnn.com/impact to focus on meeting the needs of the Haiti earthquake disaster last Tuesday, January 12, 2010.
The FBI is warning against scams. After Hurricane Katrina, the FBI found almost 5,000 suspicious websites.
CNN has vetted the websites on their website …
A time of great challenge. The devastation — in lives lost, property destroyed, and families displaced — is immense. President Barack Obama announces the joint fundraising effort for Haiti earthquake relief led by former president George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton – the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
At the request of President Obama, we are partnering to help the Haitian people reclaim their country and rebuild their lives.
Our immediate priority is to save lives. The critical needs in Haiti are great, but they are also simple: food, water, shelter, and first-aid supplies. The best way concerned citizens can help is to donate funds that will go directly to supplying these material needs.
Through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, we will work to provide immediate relief and long-term support to earthquake survivors. We will channel the collective goodwill around the globe to help the people of Haiti rebuild their cities, their neighborhoods, and their families.
We ask each of you to give what you can to help ensure the people of Haiti can build back stronger and better than ever.
Both of us have personally witnessed the tremendous generosity and goodwill of the American people and of our friends around the world to help in times of great need. There is no greater rallying cry for our common humanity than witnessing our neighbors in distress. And, like any good neighbor, we have an obligation and desire to come to their aid.
Thank you for taking the time to visit, and we hope you will donate to this worthwhile cause. The people of Haiti now need our assistance more than ever.
President William J. Clinton
President George W. Bush
Scam groups play on the names of well known charity groups so that their illicit sites cause search results that rise to the top on Google search results pages.
The U.S. State Department has set up a hotline for information
on family members who may be in Haiti:
(888) 407.4747. This number is for information on U.S. citizens in Haiti only.