February 11th, 2010
03:10 PM ET
Some of the millions of dollars raised from viewers during the “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” has been distributed.
“Hope for Haiti Now” (HFHN) announced on Thursday that they have begun distribution of the first installment of funds raised during the star-studded telethon held on January 22.
HFHN said it has allotted $35 million to begin funding both immediate disaster relief, and reconstruction and recovery efforts in Haiti. Of that initial total, Oxfam America will receive $8 million, Partners In Health will receive $8 million, the American Red Cross will receive $6 million, UNICEF will receive $6 million, the United Nations World Food Programme will receive $6 million, and Yele Haiti Foundation will receive $1 million.
A press release from HFHN said each of the organizations submitted proposals to receive the funding which will be used for projects including distribution of meals, emergency shelter and clean water systems.
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