As President Obama gets ready to visit Dallas tonight for some fundraising, Dallas resident George W. Bush will be preparing to visit Haiti tomorrow. The former president “will view progress made on rebuilding after the January earthquake, hear from Haitian citizens regarding the current conditions in their country, and visit with organizations that are assisting in the rebuilding effort,” said a statement from Bush’s office.
Bush and former president Bill Clinton are headed up a Haiti fundraising drive at Obama’s request.
“The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund primarily focuses on longer-term, sustainable economic reconstruction designed to help the people of Haiti rebuild by creating jobs and promoting economic opportunity,” said the Bush statement. “President Bush’s trip will draw attention to the great ongoing need in Haiti, and he will encourage Americans to continue to give what they can to help their neighbors in need.”
(Posted by David Jackson)