January 19, 2010


by Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D.

We are proud to announce that the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund has raised over $48,000!

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from individuals and foundations for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

With Senator Frist on the ground in Port au Prince, he has been able to witness both the immediate needs, especially medical, as well as to assess who is facilitating immediate efforts in terms of supplies and services. For this reason, our first two beneficiaries of the monies which have been donated have been selected: Both the Baptist Mission Hospital and Samaritan's Purse will be recipients of a portion of the funding of the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. In both cases, we have restricted usage of the funding to the Haiti Disaster Relief Efforts to be used for medical supplies, equipment, and services only.

We will continue to announce other beneficiaries in the coming days.

Again, thank you for your continued support.

We look forward to providing you with the latest information through the Senator's blogs and USAID reports.