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Red Cross/WRAL Haiti fund tops $200K

Posted January 29, 2010

The Red Cross/WRAL Relief Fund for Haiti has raised $203,184, officials said Thursday.

Two days after a devastating earthquake hit the island nation, volunteers from the Red Cross manned the phones and took pledges totaling $63,441 during a two-hour fund drive at WRAL Studios.

There are still options to give to help the people in Haiti. The Red Cross has said the greatest need is for money to help with rescue, recovery and rebuilding.

Donations of clothes, blankets and other goods are not being collected right now because there is nowhere to store them, no one to sort them, and it would be difficult to transport the items to Haiti.

All monetary donations you designate for WRAL Disaster Relief will be used in Haiti.

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  • patrick85ed Feb 1, 2010

    At the risk of sounding apathetic where are all the hundreds of millions of dollars to feed, clothe, and house all the homeless here in this country. Enough of this giving money away to nations that without their disasters would have no use for us at all. Let them survive, or not, on their own.