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July 12th, 2010
09:42 AM ET

Wyclef Jean helping to rebuild homeland

NEW YORK ( - U.S. relief organizations have raised $1.3 billion in donations over the six months since an earthquake devastated Haiti, according to a philanthropy expert.

While much of the money is yet to be spent, even more will be needed to rebuild the battered nation. Wyclef Jean spoke to CNN's American Morning Monday on the rebuilding process. Watch Video

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  1. Carrie Berlin

    I saw the piece this morning about the orphanage running out of food and without beds for the children.

    Can CNN isolate a charity that I could donate to so this orphanage would be supplied with food, furniture and other essentials for the children?? Please broadcast the name of this charity.

    Seeing this piece makes one reluctant to give money as it seems the funds are wasted.

    July 14, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  2. Mike M.

    Give, give, give..............When the world bleeds from one natural disaster or another everyone looks at the United States to give and I'm sick of it. Who is helping us right now with this oil spill that could happen to them tomorrow? Or the next hurricane or earth quake? Don't mention another third world war we would be asked to get involved in.
    I don't feel the least bit guilty about not giving. I'm struggling myself in this economy right now and not happy about it.

    July 14, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  3. bf

    Where is all the money? The millions raised by people, many who could not really afford to even give? I will NEVER give money to any of these corrupt organizations. Where is all the money from all these telethons???? It is disgusting...President Clinton, shame on you....American Red Cross, shame on you. Aren't there any decent, honest people left?? To see hospitals left empty with no medicine, or doctors, is unbelievable.

    July 13, 2010 at 8:16 am |

    I NEVER DID TRUST THOSE TELETHONS AND 900 #s! Except for individuals like SEAN PENN, SANJAY GUPTA, ANDERSON COOPER and a few others, this nation isn't truly concerned about those POOR BLACK PEOPLE IN HAITI! I believe that those greedy, theiving officials have taken the money for their own benefits! WYCLEF JEANS' foundation may have been one of the ones where the money actually has been funnelled directly to the needs of those POOR MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN! THE MONEY HAS BEEN STOLEN PEOPLE! WAKE UP EVERYBODY!

    July 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm |