The Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, is trying to send aid to Haiti. The nation is also bringing injured survivors out of Haiti to its hospitals.
and on donations:
If you’re listening to MSNBC they’re talking about not clicking email links or doing web searches for ways to donate, because (scumsucking profiteers) con artists and virus makers are using those methods to infiltrate, attack, counterfeit and hijack donations.
The places to go? home pages like the ones for the Red Cross/Red Crescent, Mercy Corps, or Shelter Box. Secure donations can be made there, or you can find toll-free numbers to donate.
Bryan, also on neighbors helping neighbors:
That’s the Humanitarian Service Medal. It counts for promotion like any other “Service” medal. The mission to Haiti will rate its reward to those who participate in the operation.
I’m happy to see that the USS Bataan is leading the amphibious group. The Bataan is the vessel that followed Katrina in the Gulf and was ready to immediately supply New Orleans with assistance, but Rumsfeld refused to allow it for days.
When you see what the US military can and will do to merit their HSMs in Port au Prince, think about the difference they would have made if Rumsfeld had sent them to NOLA, a thousand miles closer.