45,000 Americans in Haiti, some missing

45,000 Americans in Haiti, some missing

There are 22 comments on the CNN story from Jan 13, 2010, titled 45,000 Americans in Haiti, some missing. In it, CNN reports that:

Video: Daughter trapped but now 'okay' Video: 'The ground was pitching' Video: 'The earth actually split' Video: U.N. workers missing in Haiti A message on the church's Web site said that a two- to three-day lag in communication is not unusual after natural disasters.

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hey

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jan 13, 2010
How to stir emotions?

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#2 Jan 13, 2010
45,000 Americans? wow...and to think on the vine they were screaming that Haiti isn´t our problem...yes, it is our problem.
hopeandfaith

New Orleans, LA

#3 Jan 13, 2010
I have seen some posts treating the Haiti earthquake and the need to repond to the survivors as a slap in the face to the Katrina survivors. How tragic to think that we would deny people aid in Haiti...have we not learned yet that we are our brother's keepers. The government made huge mistakes with Katrina....do not make people suffer in Haiti to remedy that.
LISA RINEWLT

Humble, TX

#4 Jan 13, 2010
Very tragic, no matter what Country it's in. :(
Ha8tor

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#5 Jan 13, 2010
That will translate to 45,000 less Americans on the welfare rolls.
g moser

Kissimmee, FL

#6 Jan 13, 2010
May every one and every family affected, find the strength to recover in peace.
daytripper

Goldsboro, NC

#7 Jan 13, 2010
LISA RINEWLT wrote:
Very tragic, no matter what Country it's in.:(
Amen they are all in my prayers.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#8 Jan 14, 2010
Hater, how is it that you figure those Americans were on welfare? Many of them were SOLDIERS and medical personel or religious workers stupid.
shae

Goldsboro, NC

#9 Jan 14, 2010
Ha8tor wrote:
That will translate to 45,000 less Americans on the welfare rolls.
those poeple had jobs or were there on a misson
Chicago Hope and Change

United States

#10 Jan 14, 2010
I have faith in President Obama.
He will not let the people die like the devil Bush did in New Orleans.

CHANGE is here!
Marsha Greene

Washington Grove, MD

#11 Jan 15, 2010
to do the person who stated that's 45000 less americans on welfare..."Are you nuts?" These people were aid workers...it's virtually impossible that impacts the numbers in this country on welfare...Shame on you!
shae

Dillon, SC

#12 Jan 15, 2010
Marsha Greene wrote:
to do the person who stated that's 45000 less americans on welfare..."Are you nuts?" These people were aid workers...it's virtually impossible that impacts the numbers in this country on welfare...Shame on you!
they dont know what there talking about if so they never would of said that,

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#14 Jan 15, 2010
shae, exactly...I guess they think people in other countries receive welfare...never mind that they cannot receive it from there...or that they are insulting the people there assisisting this nation already. A Canadian nurse was killed in the earthquake..but judging from his nick he is a nazi.
shae

Dillon, SC

#15 Jan 15, 2010
Summermoondancer wrote:
shae, exactly...I guess they think people in other countries receive welfare...never mind that they cannot receive it from there...or that they are insulting the people there assisisting this nation already. A Canadian nurse was killed in the earthquake..but judging from his nick he is a nazi.
you are so correct if his head was out of his butt maybe he could think properly.
yes

League City, TX

#16 Jan 15, 2010
Summermoondancer wrote:
45,000 Americans? wow...and to think on the vine they were screaming that Haiti isn´t our problem...yes, it is our problem.
I am an American, not an immigrant. I did not sneak into this country. My ancestors did not come here on an air conditioned boat or plane. They took this land from the Mexicans and out of the dead Indians hands.

You say 45,000 so called Americans are in Haiti? They won't be missed much.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#17 Jan 15, 2010
Yes, you have no clue what you are talking about and you are a pig. The people you are disrespecting are missionaries, soldiers, etc.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#18 Jan 15, 2010
I also doubt that you speak for their families
Some Americans visiting or working in Haiti have not been heard from since Tuesday's earthquake, but loved ones back home are trying to remain optimistic as good reports come in from others.

CNN iReporter Cynthia Kivland of Prairie Grove, Illinois, spent a sleepless night trying to get in touch with her 30-year-old daughter, Chelsey.
Chelsey Kivland has lived in Haiti for more than two years and speaks fluent Creole; she just returned there from a visit home in December. The Fulbright Scholar at the University of Chicago is finishing her doctoral dissertation in anthropology.

"She's just a beautiful person," said her mother, who contacted the State Department and the university for help.

Help the Kivlands find their daughter

There are about 45,000 Americans in Haiti, the U.S. State Department estimates.
A 15-member group from Trinity United Methodist Church of Hackettstown, New Jersey, turned up after going missing for about 18 hours after the quake. The group was believed to be at an orphanage in Bon Repos, 15 miles north of Port-au-Prince, when the earthquake struck.
Skip Conover of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, said a 21-member team of congregation members from his church, Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton and Kingdom Church of Ewing has been out of contact.
Two Americans with another church were rescued from the rubble of their mission house.

Jillian Thorp and Charles Dietsch of the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, were pulled from the remains of the three-story house after a night of digging by four mission workers, Thorp's father said.

"It was heroic. I think that's the only word for it," said the father, Clay Cook, of Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Half the members of a group on what was to be a weeklong humanitarian mission to Haiti from Florida's Lynn University are unaccounted for in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake.

The dozen students and two faculty members from the Boca Raton school arrived in Haiti only hours before the temblor hit. Their hotel in Port au Prince collapsed.
jones

AOL

#20 Jan 16, 2010
In the past I worked with a few Dominicans ? One said they would never visit Haiti or cross over the border . She had a friend that did , and came back a zombie ?

They need money ??, not supplies or goods ? When did I hear that last about Haiti.

Not to be heartless, and their may still be hope to find people and rebuild the country so it falls in our corner, not the papa or baby Doc's. We only have one or two days before disease spreads from the bodies. Then we have to take more hurried measures to get the bodies in the ground.
mbmbfta gmumba

Hamden, CT

#21 Jan 17, 2010
saft nub sumbah klsba to al by sitrs
Ahhiagah susta

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#22 Jan 17, 2010
Jones, I agree supplies or goods, the charities tend to ask for money because they purchase goods...money is rarely given to people..however, groups like Habitat rebuild homes for these people..remember there is no insurance outside the US in these countries.

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