Obamas Donate $15,000 to Haiti Earthquake Relief
Published January 20, 2010
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have donated $15,000 from their personal bank account to help the victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake.
The move comes as hundreds of thousands of Haitians remain homeless, hungry and desperately needing help after a massive quake on Jan. 12.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Obamas were inspired to give upon seeing the response of millions of Americans who have given generously during tough economic times.
The Obamas sent a $15,000 check on Wednesday to the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund, the relief effort led by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.