First Lady: Aid money reaching Haitians

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.

Asked by a reporter if donations being put to use, Obama said "Yes. And, you know, by all accounts, the Haitian people are very happy with the relief efforts."

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. 

The 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."