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Crisis in Haiti

Scholastic Kid Reporters are covering relief efforts around the U.S. to help the earthquake-torn country of Haiti.

Located in the West Indies, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Nearly as many Haitians live in the United States as on the island of Hispanola, home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

How can you help? The Kid Reporters have all the information right here and will be adding more stories in the days to come!

For the latest on national and international events, movies, television, music, sports, and more, check out the Scholastic Kids Press Corps homepage.

Articles

Update on Haiti
Update on Haiti
by Gopa Praturi
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | April27,2010
Thousands of Haitians are still homeless and many children are still separated from their families three months after a major earthquake hit the capital city.
Hip-Hop for Haiti
Hip-Hop for Haiti
by Mariam El Hasan
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March8,2010
Stars like Kyla Pratt and Romeo collected books for kids in Haiti now without schools because of the earthquake at the I Heart Haiti Kids benefit concert at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Reporter Harry Smith on Haiti
Reporter Harry Smith on Haiti
by Grace McManus
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January22,2010
Kid Reporter Grace McManus talks with CBS anchor Harry Smith about the tragedy in Haiti. Smith talked with Grace the day after returning from reporting on location in Haiti.
How to Give to Help Haiti
How to Give to Help Haiti
by N'Naserri Carew-Johnson
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January20,2010
Kid Reporter N'Naserri Carew-Johnson talks to CARE about the best way to help with the relief efforts in Haiti.
Tips on How to Give Wisely
Tips on How to Give Wisely
by Nick Berray
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January20,2010
Save the Children has been helping the people of Haiti for more than 30 years, so it was able to provide aid immediately last week when disaster struck.
Money By Phone
Money By Phone
by Alexander Parham
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
Reggie Gordon, the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Richmond, Virginia Red Cross, tells the Scholastic Kids Press Corps how best to help the people of Haiti.
Houston Helps Out
Houston Helps Out
by Kenny Figueroa
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February23,2010
Food and water collection locations popped up around Houston, Texas, just days after a massive earthquake struck Haiti in January.
Columbus, Ohio, Helps Haiti
Columbus, Ohio, Helps Haiti
by Christian Snyder
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January22,2010
Cynthia Bee is Haitian. Now a resident of Ohio, she knows just how bad conditions are in the country where she grew up. After last week's massive earthquake, conditions are much worse.
Kroger, Red Cross Team Up
Kroger, Red Cross Team Up
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
Kid Reporter Andrew Liang talks to the Metro Atlanta chapter of the American Red Cross about teaming up with Kroger grocery stores to help with the relief efforts in Haiti.
International Rescue Committee
International Rescue Committee
by Gopa Praturi
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January20,2010
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of many non-profit organizations working to help victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Kid Reporter Gopa Praturi talks with Gerald Martone, the Director of Humanitarian Affairs for the group.
In the Bronx
In the Bronx
by Christopher Gathers Campbell
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January21,2010
Southern Boulevard teamed with people and noise this weekend as residents of the Bronx in New York City gathered to share news of the recent earthquake in Haiti.
U.S. VP Reassures Miami Haitians
U.S. VP Reassures Miami Haitians
by Kiera Fobb
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
Vice President Joe Biden visited Homestead Air Base near Miami to meet with leaders of the Haitian-American community there and reassure them on the US response to the earthquake.
Virginia's Task Force 1
Virginia's Task Force 1
by Nick Berray
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January21,2010
Virginia's Task Force 1 is one of only two nationally designated elite rescue units in the United States. And when a massive earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, Task Force 1 was instantly on the job.
U.S. Haitians Cling to TV
U.S. Haitians Cling to TV
by N'Naserri Carew-Johnson
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January20,2010
Haitians in the U.S. like Elizabeth Laosun and her mother, Gladys Kerlegrand, wait impatiently across the country for any news about their family in Haiti.
Kids in Crisis
Kids in Crisis
by Maria Ordoñez
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
After the earthquake in Haiti, the goal of the Red Cross is to reach out to nearly 300,0000 people in the next three months with physical and emotional support, said American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGowan.
Donations at Haitian Embassy
Donations at Haitian Embassy
by Jonas Hosmer
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
Supplies overflowed from hundreds of bags and boxes delivered to the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Washington, D.C., after an earthquake hit the small island nation.
From Clothing Store to Way Station
From Clothing Store to Way Station
by Kayla Rudess
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
Spencer Boutin's clothing store in Nyack, New York, has been transformed. Where he used to have racks of trendy fashions, he now has piles of boxes marked "baby formula" and "bandages."
Sadness in Seattle
Sadness in Seattle
by Isabelle Quinn
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
Seattle, Washington-resident Wendy Cadet Owie experienced tragedy when an earthquake hit Haiti. But despite her personal loss, she is helping others as a volunteer for the Elise Joseph Foundation.
Kids in Houston Help Out
Kids in Houston Help Out
by Erin Sheena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
The Haitian Multicultural Center provides means to aid kids in need in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.
Detroit Lends a Hand
Detroit Lends a Hand
by Charlie Kadado
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
A phone bank run by a local news station in Detroit was just one of the many ways people in the city raised money for Haiti over the weekend.
Iowa Helps Haiti
Iowa Helps Haiti
by Alysa Goethe
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
The Quad Cities area in Iowa has joined in the effort to help Haiti. And they have gotten creative about it. A fourth grade class at Mark Twain Elementary School in Bettendorf is helping Haiti by holding a sucker sale.
Tennesseans Lend a Hand
Tennesseans Lend a Hand
by Emma Hall
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
Kid Reporter Emma Hall talks to groups helping with Haitian earthquake relief in Tennessee, as well as Ashlie Erie, whose sister was in Haiti working at an orphanage at the time of the earthquake.
New Jersey Helps Out
New Jersey Helps Out
by Danielle Azzolina
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January19,2010
At Saint Leo the Great School in Lincroft, New Jersey, a day without uniforms raised more about $2,400 for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
U.S. Rushes to Earthquake Victims
U.S. Rushes to Earthquake Victims
by Daniel Wetter
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January15,2010
More than 3,242 miles separate the small country of Haiti and Sacramento, California. But people in the Golden State immediately geared up to send help to the poorest country in the northern hemisphere after it was struck by a 7.0 earthquake.

Resources

Haiti Hits Home in Queens, NY
Haiti Hits Home in Queens, NY
by Joseph O'Connor
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | Kid Reporter Joseph O'Connor interviewed a young man, Rickssen Oponte, who is in the fifth grade and the same age as Joseph and who has family members in Haiti.
Talking to Your Students About Haiti
Talking to Your Students About Haiti
A guide to talking to your students about the devastation that came to Haiti in the aftermath of the January earthquake, as well as the problems the people of Haiti faced prior to the earthquake.
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