In the U.S. half of all households donated money to Haiti for a total of $1.4 billion. Unfortunately, she says, visiting the country, it looks like the earthquake happened just a couple of months ago. Thousands of nongovernmental organizations are in the county, but they have no coordination and limited effectiveness. People are living under tarps or worse, conditions at camps are dismal, and sanitation in many places is still non-existent. So where did the money go? Michele Mitchell’s documentary debuts Tuesday on OPB TV. On today’s Think Out Loud, she’ll give us preview of what she found out.
Did you donate to Haitian relief efforts? Do you remember who you donated to? What were your expectations of how the money would be used? What questions do you have for the Michele Mitchell?
UPDATE, January 16, 2012: After this show aired, we got this response from the American Red Cross.