U.S. Haitian Relief Hits 300 Million

The federal government has surpassed the initial dollar amounts President Obama dedicated for Haitian earthquake relief. After the January 12, 2010 devastation, President Obama announced the United States would start the humanitarian response with 100 million dollars. Rob Nabors, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget says, "We've actually spent over 300 million dollars in federal funds in Haiti to date."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking at a 10 year world plan for Haitian reconstruction. The cost is not known.

American financial estimates continue to climb. The State Department, Health and Human Services, along with the Defense Department continues relief work in the Port Au Prince area.

Nabors says, "What we are going to do, is not let money stand in the way. We are going to do what we need to do ...and so the United Sates steps up and does its share in support."

The death toll from the earthquake has reached 212,000. More than 300,000 were injured and 1 million left homeless.