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How to help the people of Haiti

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  • "It is a new life for us, because water is life," said Lerio Alexander, second from right, whose family was given a FilterPure water filter sponsored by the Daily Herald. People who want to donate can do so through FilterPureFilters.org.

       "It is a new life for us, because water is life," said Lerio Alexander, second from right, whose family was given a FilterPure water filter sponsored by the Daily Herald. People who want to donate can do so through FilterPureFilters.org.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dick and Barb Hammond formally of Peoria, Illinois started the FOTCOH Foundation In Jacmel, Haiti over twenty years ago offering free medical care to the Haitian people.

       Dick and Barb Hammond formally of Peoria, Illinois started the FOTCOH Foundation In Jacmel, Haiti over twenty years ago offering free medical care to the Haitian people.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Signs point the way in Jacmel, Haiti to the FOTCOH Clinic and the FilterPure Filters factory as Haitians wait for a ride after visiting the clinic for medical care.

       Signs point the way in Jacmel, Haiti to the FOTCOH Clinic and the FilterPure Filters factory as Haitians wait for a ride after visiting the clinic for medical care.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

• Sponsor water filters through FilterPure. The filters cost $35 each but donations of any amount are welcome. www.filterpurefilters.org.

• Sponsor a child or donate to Friends of the Children of Haiti, fotcoh.org.

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• American Red Cross provides housing, water, microloans, medical treatment, latrines and emergency supplies in Haiti. www.redcross.org/haiti.

• UNICEF provides clean water, health care, food, education and emergency relief in Haiti. www.unicefusa.org.

• The U.S. Agency for International Development provides economic, developmental and humanitarian assistance in Haiti. www.usaid.gov.

• Doctors Without Borders sends physicians to Haiti to help overflowing and poorly stocked hospitals. www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

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