Red Cross Assesses Haiti Response Six Months After Quake

07.09.10 | FL News Team

(Washington, DC)  --  The American Red Cross has raised more than 450-million dollars for disaster relief efforts in Haiti.  Red Cross officials say they've spent about a third of the money in the six months since the killer magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated the country.  Thirty-eight percent of the funds spent went toward food and emergency services, while about 35 percent was spent on shelter.  Officials said the rest went toward family assistance, health care, and providing clean water and sanitation.  The agency estimates that it has helped almost two-million Haitians since the massive quake struck the impoverished Caribbean nation on January 12th.