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Plan USA: Video and latest update from Haiti, January 21, 2010

Yesterday, a powerful aftershock struck Haiti near Port-au-Prince, but thankfully most of our support staff are accounted for and continue to bring emergency aid to girls and boys affected by the devastating earthquake.

I am so thankful to everyone who has supported the children of Haiti – our latest video footage shows the faces of girls and boys who have been helped by your gifts. Due to your generosity, Plan is providing food, clean water, shelter, and other emergency supplies that can mean the difference between life and death:

Since the earthquake hit, Plan's response has included:
* Feeding 1,500 Haitian families every day for the past week;
* Distributing emergency shelter, including tents for more than 30,000 people in Jacmel and Croix de Bouquet;
* Providing kits with emergency supplies for more than 33,000 people; and
* Protecting children and providing psychosocial care especially to those who have lost or been separated from their families.

Thank you again for your support of girls and boys in Haiti, where children make up more than 46% of the population and are truly vulnerable in the aftermath of this crisis. Please take a moment to forward this video to your friends and family and ask them to join you in supporting our relief and recovery efforts by making a gift at www.planusa.org/haitiaid (https://www.planusa.org/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/1197453/tp/VE1HUj0xLHRpZD0xMTk3NDg5LA%3D%3D).

Lisa Ledoux
Internet Marketing Manager
Plan USA

Information for sponsors: Plan staff are currently focused on emergency efforts and cannot follow up on individual sponsored children at this time. If you are a sponsor of a child in the affected area, please know that we will contact you directly if we receive any news about your sponsored child. If you have additional questions, please contact a Donor Relations Executive toll-free at 1-800-556-7918 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 6 pm ET.

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Anika, you are a super Fangirl!!! Thanks for contributing to Haiti and I love the virtual gift regarding your donation. Pay it forward, thanks to Ewan....
You're welcome, Shelby.

I did start supporting UNICEF after LWR, but I've been sponsoring children through Plan USA for years, long before I discovered Ewan. I got this email from them because I'm a sponsor, but I thought I'd pass it on so people could see the work they're doing in Haiti as well. Luckily, the two children I'm sponsoring right now are in Africa. Well, okay, that's not lucky for them, but it certainly is compared to living in Haiti right now. :(
Thank you for my virtual gift. *hugs*

Psst. Ewan is supposed to be on the telethon for Haiti. Not sure if it's his UNICEF PSA or if he'll be answering phones.
You're very welcome. *hugs*

I hope they made tons of money with their telethon!
I think it's so great you're supporting Haiti - I'm badgering my parents about donating something as well...