03/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mayor Ray Nagin Says Haiti Resembles New Orleans

Over 122 people have been rescued from the rubble in Haiti since the 7.0 earthquake more than a week ago. 40 plus of those rescued were saved by American rescue personnel. Those who have traveled to the disaster scene contend there is death and destruction amid a hope for life and a city flourishing after rising from the rubble and ash in Port-Au-Prince. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, at the White House, connected the dots between Haiti and New Orleans.

Meanwhile, President and Mrs. Obama mailed a 15 thousand dollar personal check to the Clinton Bush Haiti fund to help with the relief and rescue efforts there. Former President George W. Bush gave 10 thousand dollars from his pocket during the Tsunami for rebuild, relief and rescue efforts when that natural disaster hit. He dispatched his father and former President Bill Clinton to raise funds to help the humanitarian efforts there.

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