The Big Truck That Went Essay

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In 2010 a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving millions homeless. This earthquake was one of the worst humanitarian disasters of all time. After this devastating event the UN and others helped rebuild Haiti by coming up with many solutions, you will see some worked and others didn’t. On January, 10 , our president, Barack Obama announced that America would one of the quickest and largest contributor to help Haiti in their time of need. Obama announced “An initial disbursement of $100 million,concluding solemnly: “To the people of Haiti, we say clearly, and with conviction, you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, America stands with you”” (Katz 67). …show more content…

We can learn that is doesn’t matter how much you donate or how much you do to help, anything will help. The slightest amount of money will help because no matter what there is someone out there who has it worse than you and those people in Haiti definitely had it the worst. You don’t have to be a big organization to help, you can donate on your own, like Bryce Widom. Bryce said “My heart is breaking, witnessing the devastation the people of Haiti are enduring. And I want to help.” (Katz 69) There is also a big global lesson to learn. This is that it doesn’t matter who you are. Every country lives on the same planet. We are all neighbors and we all share the same space. Every country should help each other when a country is in need. If everyone came together like they did when Haiti needed it, a lot more time, energy, and lives could be saved. The devastating earthquake that happened in haiti, in 2010 was heartbreaking and ruined millions of lives. But if the UN and countries like America, Mexico, Iceland, Cuba, Canada, and Brazil didn’t come to aid Haiti then millions more would have been hurt and killed. No one country could have saved Haiti, many countries needed to help Haiti. These countries came together to help Haiti and that’s why many of the responses and solutions

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