Aid's path to
Haiti, is fraught with obstacles Cuba
South Florida residents are eager to help hurricane victims, but delivering aid is a tricky and time-consuming process.
By JACQUELINE CHARLES,
DANIEL AND CASEY WOODS TRENTON
The long, confrontational history between
Many organizations were turned down in the past. Others have fought legal battles to keep licenses that the
''This administration has put every obstacle it can in front of people like me,'' said Eddie Levy of Jewish Solidarity in
As damage estimates continue to mount in
Despite those changes, the embargo can spook individuals who are otherwise inclined to help.
Tom Cooper, of South Florida's Gulfstream Air, has agreed to help Jewish Solidarity and another local charity take food and powdered milk to
Several aid groups say that once goods reach
Catholic Charities, for example, is using local donations to purchase 40,000 pounds of beans, rice and canned goods for the island. The goods are turned over to Catholic Relief Services, the
''Things have gone relatively smoothly as long as we inform the government we are coming,'' said Lynn Renner, Catholic Relief Services' Caribbean representative. ``The government has assured Caritas that everything that comes into the country will be distributed immediately on a fast track . . . because the needs are tremendous right now.''
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