Keep Haiti Donations Coming
Former presidents see tremendous opportunity amid quake's devastation
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2010 6:53 AM CST
Former President George W. Bush speaks as former President Bill Clinton listens in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Americans have a long track record of responding to disaster with overwhelming generosity, and the earthquake in Haiti has been no exception, write Bill Clinton and George W Bush in a New York Times op-ed. Amid the devastation, President Obama's chief fundraisers for the relief effort see incredible opportunity for Haiti's future—and make the case to keep the donations coming.

Citing a progressive government, a sound economic plan, and a plethora of NGOs, the former presidents say the moment is ripe to "help Haiti become its best." "We should never forget the damage done and the lives lost, but we have a chance to do things better than we once did; be a better neighbor than we once were; and help the Haitian people realize their dream for a stronger, more secure nation." So, they urge, go to their website and donate: