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Jonathan Meeks Hopes his NFL Status Can Help Improve Lives In Haiti

Jonathan Meeks and his fiancee, Anitra, sponsor the support of a Haitian child for $35 a month.

But on a recent trip to the country they were unable to see their sponsor for a simple reason: the child would have had to hike six hours through Haiti’s forested and mountainous terrain to meet them.

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Cliff Avril Never Has Haiti Far From his Mind. How Did the Seahawks Defensive End Reconnect with his Roots?

Cliff Avril has been defined this season, maybe his best season, by his charity work in Haiti. But his re-connection with Haiti after more than a decade away from the island is rooted in the death of his father. The cycle of life and death made Avril consider history.

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Ha-ha-Haiti: NY Comedy Show Aims to Raise Money For Huricane Relief

Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.

A night of Haitian-centric comedy in Bedford-Stuyvesant later this month will try to raise spirits while raising money for that country’s hurricane relief efforts. Proceeds from “Laugh 4 Haiti, Cry 4 Haiti, Dance 4 Haiti,” happening at the Milk River lounge on Nov. 28, will go to grassroots organizations aiding the thousands of Haitians displaced by the destructive Hurricane Matthew, which heavily flooded the country’s southern region in early October. The Haitian-American organizer of the charitable laugh-fest says it will bring a light touch to a serious night.

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Red Cross Reportedly Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expenses

Haitians outside a Red Cross field hospital in Carrefour, Haiti, on Dec. 14, 2010, 11 months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the country's capital, Port-au-Prince. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images
Haitians outside a Red Cross field hospital in Carrefour, Haiti, on Dec. 14, 2010, 11 months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.
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The American Red Cross spent a quarter of the money people donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake — or almost $125 million — on its own internal expenses, far more than the charity previously had disclosed, according to a report released Thursday by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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Where Did the $500 Million Given to the Red Cross in Haiti Relief Go?

Today, Campeche, part of the larger Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, is where the Red Cross boasts one of its marquee housing projects. (PHOTO CREDIT: Marie Arago for NPR)
Today, Campeche, part of the larger Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, is where the Red Cross boasts one of its marquee housing projects. (PHOTO CREDIT: Marie Arago for NPR)

When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever.

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Beyonce’s BeyGood Shirts Being Sold to Support Pediatric Hospital in Haiti

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In a humanitarian effort last month, Beyonce visited Haiti to survey the progress made since the deadly 2010 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince claiming up to 300,000 lives.

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Where Did the $500 Million Given to the Red Cross for Haiti Relief Go?

Today, Campeche, part of the larger Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, is where the Red Cross boasts one of its marquee housing projects. (PHOTO CREDIT: Marie Arago for NPR)
Today, Campeche, part of the larger Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, is where the Red Cross boasts one of its marquee housing projects. (PHOTO CREDIT: Marie Arago for NPR)

When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever.

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