Monday, January 18, 2010

Kendrick Meek Campaign Encourages Aid for Haiti By Asking Floridians to Visit KendrickMeek.Com and Contribute to Red Cross

Kendrick Meek's U.S. Senate campaign is asking visitors to to make a donation through his website to aid the Red Cross with disaster relief in Haiti following a devastating earthquake that has crippled the island nation.

"During these times of natural disaster, our first response is to donate food, clothing, and blankets to the disaster zone, but this goodwill often causes delays in the supply chain providing recovery to those in danger. By clicking on the link to the Red Cross on KendrickMeek.Com and making a contribution, needed financial resources will go directly to the Red Cross who possess the know-how to quickly provide disaster relief and aid in the recovery effort of the Haitian people. Floridians always come together during times of crisis and natural disaster, and our neighbors in Haiti need our assistance. I am encouraging Floridians to visit and donate to the Red Cross to aid in the humanitarian relief effort in Haiti," said Kendrick Meek.

Meek represents the 17th Congressional District of Florida, which includes Little Haiti. He represents more Haitian Americans than any other member of Congress. Since his election to Congress in 2002, Meek has traveled to Haiti over 15 times, most recently leading a bipartisan delegation of South Florida lawmakers to the island.

Since the earthquake struck, Meek has been in contact with the White House, President Clinton's office where the former president serves as a U.S. envoy to Haiti, the State Department, Southern Command, Red Cross, as well as with Haiti's ambassador to the U.S. Mr. Raymond Joseph.

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