Two months after a massive earthquake in Haiti left 230,000 dead and more than a million homeless, we've been asking what listeners think Haiti needs from the world right now. We got responses from all over the country, but especially in Miami, the center of the country's Haitian immigrant population.
We Thank our friends at WLRN in South Florida, where most of our responses came from.
Here is some of the reaction we've been getting so far. Leave your thoughts below or call 877-8-MY-TAKE.
The primary need is shelter:
Where were the celebrities before the disaster?
Back to our roots:
A failed society:
Comments from our partner in this project, All Voices.com:
"In my opinion, Haiti needs all three (money, help with their education system and more press coverage). Since Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas, monetary aid is always needed, but continued press coverage on the situation in Haiti as well as helping re-build their education system are clearly also urgently needed. It's scary and horrible that two other major and destructive earthquakes have occurred so closely after the 7.0 hit Haiti on January, 12th 2010 (a massive 8.8 hit Chile on February 27th and a 6.0 hit Turkey on today, March 8th). The press is covering all three, and coverage for each region is now diluted."
"Well I would say money and of course it really depends on how they intend to use that money.Right now the people need more safe shelters that can protect them and the woman from being raped and kids from going missing. also it can buy them the food so it could take care of the basic necessities that they need for the moment."
"You really asked a very good question. According to me Haiti needs medical & infrastructural support to rebuild the Haiti as it was before the earthquake. As i am not affected by the earthquake i could not give the right opinion & advise. I wonder why Haitian president René Préval is traveling to the White House to tell President Obama what his country needs ? It would be wise for President Obama to go to Haiti and ask the citizen there as what they need."
"Haiti needs more American immigration visas. It's scary when you look at the numbers. Pretty much every single step, every dollar Haiti has put toward their poor is sent into the country from foreign nationals living in the United States."