First Lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that aid money donated by
Americans is reaching the Haitian population after a member of Congess
suggested last week it may not be.
Obama made an unannounced visit to Haiti, which was hit by a devastating earthquake three months ago, with Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said
last week after she traveled to the poor island nation that the Red
Cross was nowhere to be found.
The White House and members of Congress had encouraged Americans to donate to the relief organization, which has collected millions in charitable contributions.
Red Cross responded, saying that they have been on the ground and have
spent $110 million on relief.
Obama still stressed the
importance of making sure the donations are spent properly.
"Still, accountability is key," she said. "And, you know, I know that the governments are going to continue to work together. But I think that my sense is the Haitian people feel a deep appreciation for what the world has done, that’s for sure."