Help Needed to Sort Through D.C.'s Haiti Donations

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    The collection drive was supposed to last five hours, but because the response was so great, the Haitian Embassy stayed open much later.

    Hundreds of people came to the embassy Sunday with donations of clothing, food and water. In fact, the response was so great that officials are now asking for volunteers to help them sort through all the donations and prepare them for shipment.

    Haiti Relief Focus Shifts from Supplies to Cash Contributions

    [DC] Haiti Relief Focus Shifts from Supplies to Cash Contributions
    The Haitian embassy started turning away donations of toiletries, clothes, food and other supplies Monday, as the need for cash and checks to help ship and distribute all of the goods became greater. (Published Monday, Jan. 18, 2010)

    Those who want to help are asked to gather at 10:30 a.m. Monday on the old campus of D.C. General Hospital at 19th and Massachusetts Ave, SE. Volunteers will be taking an inventory of the collected items and will help pack them for eventual transport to Port Au Prince.

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    Donations To Haiti Sorted Out

    [DC] Donations To Haiti Sorted Out
    Area residents flooded the Haitian Embassy with donations. News4's Megan McGrath has more on how those donations are making their way to the people who need them. (Published Monday, Jan. 18, 2010)

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    DC Haiti Donors Create Traffic Jam

    [DC] DC Haiti Donors Create Traffic Jam
    Lines of cars carrying supplies for the victims of the Haiti earthquake clogged Massachusetts Ave. Sunday outside the Haitian embassy. (Published Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010)