U.S. Charities Turn Their Attention and Their Funds Toward Haiti’s Long-Term Needs

U.S. Charities Turn Their Attention and Their Funds Toward Haiti’s Long-Term Needs 1

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Haitian earthquake survivors Marie Helene Destin, Elvie Joseph, and Mayo Joseph open a cooking set provided by the Red Cross.

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Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross

Haitian earthquake survivors Marie Helene Destin, Elvie Joseph, and Mayo Joseph open a cooking set provided by the Red Cross.

American charities have raised more than $774-million to help Haiti recover from the earthquake that leveled much of the nation’s capital last month.

Relief workers say that the money will go a long way toward supporting a years-long recovery, outlines of which are still being worked out. But very few groups say they have enough money to be able to stop fund raising for Haiti now, and some organizations say they could use considerably more money to help the country rebuild.