Since hearing about the catastrophic earthquake two years ago, the majority of Americans said that they were feeling pretty sure that Haiti has gotten its act together by now. “For months I was worried sick about Haiti,” said Marion Carson of Portland, OR. “But we haven’t heard from them in a while, so they’ve got to have everything back up and running just like they used to.”
Americans estimate that the 634,00 Haitians forced into displacement camps following the disaster must have figured it all out already, or else the Americans would know about it. “When I first saw the pictures of the devastation, I went door-to-door asking for donations for Haiti,” said Jeffrey Rolan of Milwaukee. “I never heard back that they needed more, so it must have been enough money to get them going again.” The Haitian Recovery Committee created in Washington, DC, to coordinate aid closed last October when the executive board realized that Haiti could almost certainly take it from here.