GWB Heads to Haiti

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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Former US President George W. Bush waves to Haitians during his tour to the tent city in Port-au-Prince on March 22, 2010. Former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush visited Haiti Monday to reassure the shattered nation the world has not forgotten it 10 weeks after the deadliest earthquake of modern times. The pair head the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, a relief organization set up after the January 12 quake that leveled parts of the capital Port-au-Prince, killing at least 220,000 people and leaving 1.3 million homeless.

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Former President George W. Bush will travel to Haiti on Tuesday to see the progress in rebuilding the country following the devastating earthquake in January.

Bush's office in Dallas on Monday announced the trip.

Bush will hear from Haitians about the current conditions in their country and visit with organizations supported by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund that are helping the rebuild effort.

The nonprofit Clinton Bush Haiti Fund was founded after President Obama asked Bush and former President Bill Clinton to lead a fundraising effort to help the people of Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

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