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American Red Cross Issues One-Month Progress Report for Haiti Earthquake
Date:2/12/2010

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today issued a one-month progress report on its efforts to provide food, water, relief supplies, shelter, healthcare, family services and other assistance since the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

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"Every day since the earthquake, we have been focused on getting aid into the hands of those who need it most," said Gail McGovern, president and chief executive officer of the American Red Cross. "The American people have entrusted us with this responsibility, and we remain committed to helping the people of Haiti cope with their losses."  

Since the earthquake, the American Red Cross has raised approximately $255 million for the Haiti relief and recovery efforts. To date, it has spent or committed $80 million, with approximately 69 percent of the funds spent or committed for food and water; 20 percent for shelter; and 11 percent for health and family services. As the response progresses and recovery begins, the Red Cross will continue to support these priority areas and longer-term assistance initiatives.

Food, Water and Other Relief Items

The American Red Cross has provided 3 million pre-packaged meals to the United Nations World Food Programme as well as $30 million in fu
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