Posted: Jan 12, 2011 3:32 PM by Greg Boyce
The first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake is being marked not just in that devastated country, but also in the United States.
The head of the American Red Cross announced in Washington that the charity will spend $30 million, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, to build homes at two locations in Haiti. Another $15 million will go to construct homes with the Inter-American Development Bank.
During the past 12 months, The Salvation Army reports it has raised $29 million from private sources; $10.8 million of the funds came from international affiliates.
The Salvation Army has spent approximately 50 percent on immediate response efforts, while the other half is being used for long-term recovery projects.
In the last 12 months, donations to the Salvation Army have funded: