U.S. Response & Assistance
January 16, 2010 PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everybody. In times of great challenge in our country and around the world, Americans have always come together to lend a hand and to serve others and to do what's right. That's what the American people have been doing in recent days with their extraordinary generosity and contributions to the Haitian people.
January 15, 2010 SECRETARY CLINTON: I want to take a moment first to thank the American people who have been extraordinarily generous in the amount of support that they have shown for the people of Haiti during this devastating period.
January 18, 2010 On January 12, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. President Obama has promised the people of Haiti that “you will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten.” The United States Government has mobilized resources and manpower to aid in the relief effort.
In another major effort to help the people of Haiti, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is announced at the White House.
Earthquake in Haiti: How to Help
For missing U.S. citizen family members, call 1-888-407-4747 or provide information via email. To help, text "HAITI" to "90999" and $10 will be sent the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill.
More about the crisis and how to help Haiti