Tuesday, February 16, 2010

As donations pour in for Haiti, charitable organizations take stock | Stars and Stripes

As donations pour in for Haiti, charitable organizations take stock | Stars and Stripes:
"For Haiti, the Red Cross has raised more than $250 million and has plans for some $80 million of that so far, said Red Cross spokesman Jonathan Aiken....which spends about 10 percent of its budget on administrative and fundraising work, according to Charity Navigator, has deployed 100 workers to Haiti and provided supplies, including blankets, hygiene kits, mosquito nets and kitchen sets to 130,000 people, provided 3 million prepackaged meals to the United Nations World Food Programme, and money to feed another million people for a month."

Seemingly the best at spending the money so far? Food For the Poor. One of the groups the money we helped raise at the BootDrive went to.

Not so good at least yet:

"Musician Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti said it has spent about $928,000 so far on deliveries of food and water, as well as 500 shelter packages — tents, water purification tablets, canteens, blankets, gloves and personal items — to people in Jacmel. The group has raised a total of more than $8.6 million,"