Natural Catastrophes — U.S. & Foreign — Post-Katrina

No matter what this country’s problems are, they pale in comparison to those facing Haiti, especially now.

Even though its residents aren’t Americans, it’s hard not to see a little bit of post-Katrina sentiment motivating the truly massive relief effort apparently underway, i.e., no one should be left to fend for themselves in the wake of a such a catastrophic natural calamity, no matter their citizenship.

And though it may seem remote, my guess is that many people have a closer connection to Haiti than they might guess.

In my own case, the wife of a good friend is from Haiti, as is their adopted daughter.

Fortunately, the relatives of both live in the northern part of the country, removed from the worst damage.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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