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Sen. Gillibrand Urges $7.5 million for Haiti
January 20, 2009  |  News

The January 12th earthquake in Port-au-Prince affected over 3 million people across Haiti.  On the community level, there exists a vast need for capable outreach volunteers and social organizers working to re-build communities.  Recognizing that this kind of capacity building and extension of support at the local level is the perfect role for Peace Corps volunteers, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) is asking that at least $7.5 million be included in the Haiti Supplemental budget.  Contact your Senator before this week’s deadline (Thursday, April 22nd) to sign Senator Gillibrand’s appeal letter and to support the inclusion of funds in the supplemental.


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