Thousands of people in Haiti have been effected by Hurricanes Hannah and Ike. In Gonaive, the devastation is worst. The city that has not yet recovered from hurricane Fay of two years ago, has received a devastating blow. There is difficulty getting help to affected areas because bridges have been destroyed.
There are efforts to raise money to help in Haiti's recovery; Particularly Congressman Kendrick Meek and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus are asking for $300 million in emergency assistance to the island, along with emergency bridges to help the island piece together flooded areas, but the reality is that $300 million is not remotely possible at this time. They need something that can alleviate the suffering right now.
Right now, you have a chance to help in the recovery. A group of builders in the US and in Haiti are offering to fix the bridges into such devastated towns as Gonaive, but they need your help. They are asking that the US Army lends/donate 4 "Bailey Bridge" to Haiti so we can reconnect the many villages and Cities around the country. The bridges are stockpiled all over army bases across this country. If they get them, they can do the building themselves. Their team has international experience in road building, housing and disaster and they have the equipment in Haiti to do it.
"WE ARE OF THE MINDSET THAT WE DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE AMERICANS TO DO IT FOR US; ALL WE NEED IS A LITTLE HELP."
You can help by calling different congressional members, especially from the armed services committee and referring them to Julio Bateau's circular letter to the chair of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin of Michigan. Mr. Bateau is hoping to get a positive response from the Senator when he meets him at a fundraiser in Detroit tomorrow.
The membership of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee can be found <a href="http://armed-services.senate.gov/members.htm">here</a>.
The addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of members of the United States Senate can be found <a href="http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_i ... m">here</a>.
The builder's website:
We Rebuild History
Contact: Mr. Julio Bateau at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>
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