On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. The earthquake and its estimated 52 aftershocks caused major damage to many cities, including the country's capital, Port-au-Prince. In the aftermath, the American Red Cross (ARC) was there to help rebuild what the earthquake destroyed. The organization helped a total of 3.2 million people by constructing transitional homes, repairing those that were damaged and increasing access to clean water and sanitation. The ARC also provided health, hygiene and disaster training and created income-generating opportunities to give individuals and families the ability to support themselves throughout their recovery.
|Page Copy||Investments from the Caterpillar Foundation helped the American Red Cross assist 5.5 million in 25 countries in response to 2014 global disasters|