Essay On Haiti Earthquake

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On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the country least prepared for it, the small poor island of Haiti. More than 230,000 people lost their lives due to the vigorous earthquake. The rest of the world was stunned when they heard of the devastation of the country. Once they saw the photos of the gruesome pain that the nation was going through, many countries, families, churches, and groups of people fled their cozy lifestyles in an effort to help out the many in desperate need of help. Many attempts were made to help rebuild Haiti but none really seemed to work. Before the earthquake struck people looked at Haiti and thought of two ways to fix the nation. One way was the “Marshall plan” nicknamed from the multibillion-dollar U.S. …show more content…
Many people wrote about how Haiti needs the Marshall plan now. People Started donating and giving their services from all around the globe. No one could seem to figure out where all the vast amount of money was going. Haiti was estimated at $11.5 billion dollars to rebuild over the coming decades. All the money was donated but a lot of the money was taken for the helping Haiti, very little of the money actually made it to helping the nation. People making the trip to Haiti to provide their services and helping actually helped more than the money people donated. Many people moved to Haiti to help year round until there is no more suffering and to me that motivates me to do more for other people. When you stop and think about how blessed you are and how some aren’t so lucky it should make you want to help out the ones that are having a rough time. But when we as a world decided to help the ones in need why don’t we really help them out. In this story it shows us that many are willing to roll up their sleeves and go to work but others look at it as a way to get ahead with the money that should go to the ones most in need of it. Other than money and food the main thing these people need was

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