Sean Penn for HAITI
MIAMI, USA - The home-building nonprofit organization The Fuller Center for Housing, is traveling to Haiti with a group of aid workers gathered by actor Sean Penn.
Penn gathered the team to fly out to Haiti and is on the ground helping out in the effort. As aid agencies face bottlenecks preventing the delivery of aid, other smaller charities are sending their own supplies via the Dominican Republic.
"I was given Sean Penn's name and made the necessary connections to be on that plane with some Fuller Center people," Fuller Center country partner director Michael Bonderer said on the phone in El Salvador.
The US has committed more than 16,000 troops, diverting an additional 4000 troops to speed up efforts to set up drop points around the country. As the airport has reached saturation and flights are being turned away, alternative supply bases are being set up. Earlier the BBC confirmed that there was a backlog of 1400 flights.
Although the Fuller Center will not be providing direct relief for Haitians, the charity will rebuild homes on a long-term disaster recovery mission.
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Article written by Iain Alexander
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