Haiti After the Storm

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Published: September 28, 2004

To the [The York Times] Editor:

As I read the reports about Haiti in the days after the tropical storm that became Hurricane Jeanne (news article, Sept. 25), I felt sure that America would do the right thing.

But as the days go by, I hear only how the United States offered only $2 million.

That would barely buy three houses in Westchester County.

The Haitians are our neighbors; they are a people surviving on their wits, yet they are a people rich in their own culture.

We in America have no problem entering their country to help make decisions for them when we might benefit.

Where are we now when the matter does not immediately impinge on us?

Susan Dean
Katonah, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2004

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