The Haiti relief fund established by former Presidents Clinton and Bush has received more than 90,000 donations, totaling more than $8.7 million. President Obama has asked the two men to join forces and help with rebuilding Haiti, which has been devastated by the massive earthquake that hit the country last Tuesday.
Former President Clinton arrived in Haiti today with daughter Chelsea. After a briefing by U.S. embassy personnel, Mr. Clinton was expected to meet with Haitian President Rene Preval.
The White House released a summary of government actions to date amid criticism that aid hasn't arrived fast enough. As of Sunday afternoon, the airfield in Port-au-Prince was open for 24/7 operations, able to accommodate 100 aircrafts a day. That was up from 60 aircrafts on Saturday. The Air Force has 30 military helicopters providing relief.
Nearly 6,000 military personnel are assisting and an additional 7,500 are expected to arrive by day's end.
More than 250 Health and Human Services (HHS) workers are already on location, but the USNS Comfort won't arrive until Wednesday. The floating hospital is carrying an additional 600 personnel. Medical supplies and equipment continue to arrive daily.
The White House continues to urge people to make donations through ClintonBushHaitiFund.org. You can also text "QUAKE" to 20222 to make a $10 contribution.
The State Department Operations Center has set up the following phone number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747.