February 3rd, 2010
11:17 AM ET
12 years ago

Clinton school remembers earthquake victims


A woman searches the remains of an apartment building Wednesday where dozens of bodies are reportedly still buried. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

(CNN) - The Clinton School of Public Service is calling on Americans to wear the colors of the Haitian flag – red and blue – next Friday to show support for the country devastated by the recent earthquake.

The school, named after former President Bill Clinton and located at the University of Arkansas, is marking the one month anniversary of when the earthquake hit the island. Clinton is the United Nation's special envoy for Haiti.

"If there was ever a call to public service, it is now," Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford said in a statement. "The people of Haiti will need assistance for the long term, and we are proud of everyone affiliated with the Clinton School who has come to the aid of Haiti."

Clinton School student, Ivanley Noisette, is from Haiti and some members of his family are still missing in the devastated nation.

"Haitians are still suffering and working to rebuild their country and put their lives back together," Noisette said. "We ask everyone to remember their suffering and honor the people of Haiti by wearing red and blue on February 12."

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  1. JP

    Is it difficult to do either of the following?

    a) Hire writers who understand proper punctuation.
    b) Edit material for grammar and punctuation before it is published.

    I don't generally comment on blogs and online content and so forth, but I really expect much, much more of CNN and these simple, first-grade errors are increasingly frequent. In this case, it's the misuse of apostrophes.

    February 3, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  2. Operation Crush Rush

    Great work former President Clinton. The only thing im sorry about is that it wasnt Rush and his lying dittoheads under the wreckage.

    February 3, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Monster Zero

    "Haitians are still suffering and working to rebuild their country and put their lives back together," Noisette said.

    Their country and their lives were a disaster before the earthquake and even if we rebuilt them the Taj Majal with every modern convenience their country and their lives will undoubtedly remain a disaster.

    Billions in aid to Africa
    Billions in aid to Haiti
    Billions injected into our inner City school systems
    Billions in entitlement programs and welfare

    Yet nothing changes, kind of makes you think that as long as it comes without earning, it has no meaning other than it is free....

    February 3, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. Marlee Stone

    Did you say "CLINTON School of Pubic Service"?

    February 3, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  5. Thank you Massachusetts

    Perhaps Bill can find out whether or not the U.S. citizens from Idaho are being detained in a Haitian jail without reasonable grounds. After all, they probably were trying to help save the children whose relatives seem to have gladly given them up in hopes of a better future for them. Could it be because they are of an evangelical Baptist denomination that they are not getting the help that a member of a theologically liberal denomination might get from our liberal president? They may not have followed protocol (or maybe they did-who really knows?) but it seems that our government should intervene; after all we as a government and individual citizens are spending a lot of $$ and effort trying to help the Haitians.

    February 3, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |