Sean Penn joins Haiti relief effort


MIAMI, USA - The home-building nonprofit organization The Fuller Center for Housing is traveling to Haiti with a group of aid workers gathered by actor Sean Penn.

Penn gathered the team to fly out to Haiti and is on the ground helping out in the effort. As aid agencies face bottlenecks preventing the delivery of aid, other smaller charities are sending their own supplies via the Dominican Republic.

"I was given Sean Penn's name and made the necessary connections to be on that plane with some Fuller Center people," Fuller Center country partner director Michael Bonderer said on the phone in El Salvador.

Despite an unprecedented international response to the disaster, a large majority of Haitians have yet to see any aid as the logistical nightmare of bringing in supplies has complicated the relief effort.

Although the Fuller Center will not be providing direct relief for Haitians, the charity will rebuild homes on a long-term disaster recovery mission.

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