Sean Penn's Group Receives Grant to Help Haitians

The $2.25 million will be used to help house displaced Haitians.

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Sean Penn receives grant to help Haitians. (Google)

The Associated Press is reporting that the Haiti aid group run by actor Sean Penn says it has received a $2.25 million grant to help more than 500 families displaced by last year's earthquake move back home. Benjamin Krause from Penn's relief group, J/P HRO, says the money from the World Bank will be used to pay rent subsidies, make repairs to houses and build new homes and solar-powered water kiosks. The project is part of a $95 million effort financed by the World Bank and Haiti Reconstruction Fund that is aimed at helping more than 500,000 people move back into redeveloped neighborhoods.

It is really sad that so long after the earthquake, many people are still displaced and don't have a place to live. Kudos to Penn for raising money to help continue the work that he has been doing since the earthquake. Now, if Haiti could just get a government in place to help.

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