Haiti quake sparks 'voluntourism' interest

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When the going gets tough, the compassionate get going. The January earthquake in Haiti prompted a spike in interest in service vacations, sometimes called "voluntourism," several organizations report.
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very nice

Pittsburg, CA

#1 Mar 4, 2010
I think the 50 million raised and whatever money Obama promised to give will build maybe 10 square blocks of apartments. I'm sure their Government will want a large portion of that to rebuild their palace which is not what my wife and I donated to.

Now chili will require some help. Though the death toll was 800 instead of 150-200k. They suffered a lot of structual damage. Chili looks like a beautiful country. Sad to see several of it's cities has been destroyed so bad.
joe_quinn

Coeur D Alene, ID

#2 Mar 4, 2010
see thats the problem right there giving to the red cross or another place like that... the best way is to find a team going down and ask them what they need for instance one teem i talked to thats going down in april needs money for air fare and for a product called dexpan that breaks concrete with ought explosives... these large multi national organizations feed ppl... thats great they needed food... but how long do they plan on feeding these ppl, cause no ones rebuilding yet and the few that are dont get the money they need

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