Again horror strikes. The country of Haiti is devastated, death, and destruction abound, America is there with her might and power putting it all to good use for humanitarian causes. Our Military at a moments notice rolled into action, our warships equipped to handle medical care were enroute Our aircraft loaded with supplies, our Military deployed once again to help those in need. As usual there were the naysayer's from around the world making snide comments... but truth be known, America you are always there in time of strife
There has been criticism of some who have suggested that we look long and hard at our donations, I happen to agree with them. Much money has been put into Haiti, we do not have complete knowledge of where this money has gone. The United Nations does not keep the best books and; corruption is rampant in that organization, along with the many despots in the Countries that receive the funds. After tending to the citizens and their needs.... it would be very interesting to follow the paper trail.
President Bush and President Clinton are to spearhead a relief program and both have committed to transparency and a promise that donation's will be used wisely. I am comfortable with that premise, as I think they will be looking over each others shoulder. As for me I plan to donate through Faith based organizations, for I know that very little of my donation will be used for overhead and soft living. To all of you, your money is hard earned, your giving from your heart, please do your homework and check out the organizations that will receive your gift. Find out the percentage that actually makes it to the victims, not some Swiss bank account, the winners will be you and, those that need it the most.
We always want to make comparisons to a previous tragedy and the norm seems to compare this one to Katrina...even this Haitian horror has had problems, such as we had with Katrina, not getting supplies through and distributed, not being able to rescue the living or locate the dead ...so when we criticize remember we have not walked in their shoes, rescue missions are complicated
Each Day Our Military and their families are in my prayers, saying thank you is not enough, I realize that Haiti is a humanitarian operation but accidents happen and their lives are on the line 24/7 To those in uniform, You are Magnificent. May God Bless You.