THAILAND RAISES FUNDS FOR HAITI ON ELEPHANTS

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Reuters Pictures: A Thai mahout rides an elephant as they collect money for victims of the recent Haiti earthquake in Bangkok January 21, 2010. Thai elephants walked in the backpacker area of Khao San Road to collect money as part of the country’s effort to help survivors in earthquake-hit Haiti.

It’s heartwarming to see around the world people donating to the victims of Haiti’s recent tragedy. Even though it is for a good cause I’m sure PETA would disapprove of fund raisers in Thailand using elephants.

As far as US aid according to NPR:

“– There is a waiting list of 1,400 flights of aid and relief workers into Port-au-Prince airport. Right now, 120 to 140 flights a day can get in.

– So far, the U.S. has delivered 1.4 million bottles of water and 700,000 meals.

– There are now 2,676 U.S. ground troops in Haiti. He expects 4,600 to be there by the weekend. And an additional 2,000 — Marines — will be offshore on Sunday.

– Another 10,445 U.S. military personnel are on 20 ships offshore, from the carrier USS Carl Vinson to the hospital ship USNS Comfort and Coast Guard ships.

– The U.S. military has 63 helicopters working in Haiti, mostly medium- and heavy-lift helicopters.

– More airstrips will soon be opening. Two are in the Dominican Republic and one is in Jacmel, Haiti.”

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Reuters Pictures: Thai mahouts ride elephants as they collect money for victims of the recent Haiti earthquake in Bangkok January 21, 2010. Thai elephants walked in the backpacker area of Khao San Road to collect money as part of the country’s effort to help survivors in earthquake-hit Haiti.

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Reuters Pictures: Elephants that are used to collect money for victims of the recent Haiti earthquake are seen in Bangkok January 21, 2010. The Thai elephants walked in the backpacker area of Khao San Road to collect money as part of the country’s effort to help survivors in earthquake-hit Haiti.

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