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January 24th, 2010
03:07 PM ET

Where Does the Money Go?

The tragedy in Haiti has moved countless people to give, but many are worried about how much of their donations actually go to help the people who need it. CNN's Don Lemon discusses those concerns with three donors.

Filed under: Don Lemon • Haiti Quake
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. sue scott

    Certainly someone should always be responsible to connect-the-dots, correctly. I still can not brelieve all the moneys given by the U.S. all these years and not being able to assure where the moneys are going...then don't give it...I know, too late now...shame on those in-charge.

    ewa beach,HI

    January 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  2. DL

    I believe that the RED CROSS did not distribute 109% of the donations given.
    Is the intent to show that 91% goes to the Hatians, or is there another error in the numbers.
    If it's 91%, that's a good figure given the massive undertaking.

    Thanks to set the record straight.


    January 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  3. Joe lemermeier

    One of your people on air said that the only way to make sure your money goes 100% to Haiti is to take it there yourself. Even if you did this it still is not 100%. What about your travel expenses, meals and accommodations. It still costs you money to get that donation to Haiti, no matter how you do it.

    January 25, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  4. Jan O

    Are we borrowing money from China to rescue Haiti? With a previous 80% unemployment rate in Haiti, I don't see how this will work out. Corruption will again intercept our best intentions. Let's let the UN step up this time. We are no longer in a position to save the world.

    January 26, 2010 at 7:33 am |
  5. Beatrice

    Hi Don:
    It appears that with the foundations already in Haiti and with Clinton overseeing the funds, I doubt it will be same old same old. Please do not give the money to the government officials. They will repeat the past: use it for their personal rewards.

    The funds must be monitored carefully and Haiti will never be on the news like that again. Haitians would be too happy to help rebuild their country and to see it thrive. We do not like anyone to hand us anything. We wish we did not have to receive any help from anyone but the world will have to stop proctecting those in power who are taking the country down in the hole.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm |
  6. RepublicAnn

    Why are we sending money to others when we are in the greatest debt we've ever been in? Let the private organizations do the fund raising. Use the gov't money to pay down our debt.

    January 31, 2010 at 7:55 pm |