Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters was in New York City on Wednesday to meet with former President Bill Clinton and others, including US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, about Haiti.
The meeting had already been planned to discuss ways to help development in the island country. Clinton is a UN envoy to Haiti; Walters is president of a power company based in Oklahoma City.
Because of the devastating earthquake, the meeting topic turned to ways to help.
Walters said aid of all types needed good “focal points” to ensure efficient delivery.
“There are a lot of people who want to help the people of Haiti in the wake of this tragic natural disaster,” Walters said today.
“Anytime you have assistance coming from a lot of different directions, focus is essential. Establishing clear contact points ensure that this help gets where it needs to be in the most efficient manner possible.”