Aid from Florida to Haiti hits roadbl...

Aid from Florida to Haiti hits roadblocks

There are 17 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Aid from Florida to Haiti hits roadblocks. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Getting supplies to flooded areas of Haiti that need it most has been the biggest challenge for volunteers in the weeks after the region was battered by three devastating storms.

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Joel Trimble Haiti

United States

#1 Sep 7, 2008
The death toll in Gonaives exceed 500, and it rained all night. The United Nations is NOT DISTRIBUTING THE RELIEF, it is being held back in warehouses. The rumor is it will be sold after the storm. First hand reports of orphanage children eating flour and women walking for 18 hours to find food and returning empty handed are emerging. Ike rained on Gonaives all night, the road and bridge are both out. The UN is failing to meet the need as 600,000 citizens are displaced and WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER FOR FIVE DAYS NOW. Dysentary, hunger and dehydration are now taking hold. Call your Senators and Congressmen and MAKE THE UN DISTRIBUTE THE RELIEF.
Renee

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Sep 7, 2008
I wish I could do something Joel. We are being told help is on the way to you. I know its not true.
My friend, his children, and his wife have been on their roof top since Tuesday. He went to find water yesterday. He stood in line 3 hrs and only received 1 gallon. He has had nothing to eat since Tuesday, and they are all sick with fever and diahreaha. Please besides calling the congressman, what else can we do quicker...
halime

Tallahassee, FL

#3 Sep 7, 2008
unfortunatley this is the evil politics that run the world...God will get these scum bags....in His own time. sorry for the suffering...mankind just does not care about people anymore...everyone is so selfish and greedy ...God will get them!!!!
Renee

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Sep 7, 2008
I agree with that. Just look at our economy and cost of living we have here.... Are we not already on the way to poverty here in the USA?
Irene

Miami, FL

#5 Sep 22, 2008
Is there a drop off for clothing and such, in South Florida for the victims of Hurricane IKE. I want to donate it to the victims of the Gulf Coast. I understand that there are 3rd world countries that are struggling but we have thousands of families that are struggling in the good old USA! Please let me know if there is a drop off somewhere around the Coconut Creek, FL area.
Thank you.
Renee

Lake Worth, FL

#6 Sep 22, 2008
I would check with local churches and other organizations that offer aid in times like this, maybe RED CROSS?? I am not sure about the Gulf Coast, only know about Haiti.
Flawless Logic

Pompano Beach, FL

#7 Sep 23, 2008
Who cares?
Renee

Lake Worth, FL

#8 Sep 24, 2008
I guess someone other than you, Flawless..
Flawless Logic

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Sep 24, 2008
Renee wrote:
I guess someone other than you, Flawless..
I guess so, Renee.
Lareine

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Sep 26, 2008
This is so sad. I am in not in Florida, but I have wondered if sending money would be easier. I don't know much about the Haitian exchange rate, but I have been told that money would most likely be stolen at the post office, or that the person receiving anything other than cash wouldn't be able to cash the check.
god is good

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Sep 26, 2008
what a shame. they were doing so well until the Hurricanes hit.
too bad they don't have oil. they would get more help than they need. first we would drop bombs on them and hang their president
Renee

Lake Worth, FL

#12 Sep 26, 2008
You have to send the money through Western Union or do a uni-transfer.
If you want to know more, I have at least 3 different missionaries that I can get you hooked up with, and I can guarantee you 100% of the money you donate goes to the people who need it the most.
Let me know if you are serious, Lareine.
Hillary

Lake Worth, FL

#13 Sep 26, 2008
oh, please tell me where to send my money - haha
wow

Pompano Beach, FL

#14 Sep 26, 2008
Renee wrote:
You have to send the money through Western Union or do a uni-transfer.
If you want to know more, I have at least 3 different missionaries that I can get you hooked up with, and I can guarantee you 100% of the money you donate goes to the people who need it the most.
Let me know if you are serious, Lareine.
if it is so wonderful there, why did you invade my country?
Renee

Tucson, AZ

#15 Sep 27, 2008
This is MY country, you bafoon.
Manny

Kensington, MD

#16 Oct 11, 2008
Renee wrote:
You have to send the money through Western Union or do a uni-transfer.
If you want to know more, I have at least 3 different missionaries that I can get you hooked up with, and I can guarantee you 100% of the money you donate goes to the people who need it the most.
Let me know if you are serious, Lareine.
Renee...please provide me the names of the missionaries that you have contact with, their contact information and a little history of whom they represent, where they are located with regards to Gonaives, and other details that would be of interest. Please send your info to [email protected] Thanks! Manny
Gox

Laredo, TX

#17 Oct 11, 2008
'Capitalist Avuncular Sam' Keep up the good work. As Haiti have been associated with you for so long, they have seen the good work you do through
your capitalist system. You and your capitalism are truly of God's wickedness.

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