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EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie Is An "Angel" Says Haitian Charity Chief

Feb. 9 2010, Published 5:03 a.m. ET

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A Haitian charity chief has hailed Angelina Jolie as an ‘angel’ for visiting the earthquake ravaged country and continuing to focus attention on all the work that still needs to be done there. The devastating quake on January 12, killed more than 200,000 people.

The big-hearted superstar mom-of-six is about to visit the capital of Port Au Prince on Tuesday following a trip to the Dominican Republic on Monday.

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Suzie Krabacher the founding President of Haiti Children (Mercy And Sharing) told “I think Angelina is an angel for visiting the area and bringing more attention to all the work that still needs to be done in Haiti and I wish her the greatest success.”

Krabacher and her husband Joe Krabacher set up their charity in 1994 as an outreach ministry to abandoned and mistreated children in the impoverished nation. Their services have expanded now to provide food and aid to both children and the elderly, but the earthquake devastated these efforts.

Angelina flew to the Dominican Republic after a short stop in Miami where she joined Brad Pitt and eldest son Maddox to cheer the New Orleans Saints as they won the Super Bowl. She visited with Haitian children who are in the Dominican Republic to receive medical treatment as a result of the earthquake.

Tragically, Krabacher’s organization lost four children and six workers when their clinic in Port Au Prince collapsed after the earthquake. She has just returned to America from Haiti and that Jolie – who has previously visited many disaster zones as a UN ambassador – will be seeing an ‘apocalyptic situation’ when she arrives.

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Krabacher revealed: “The actual city still smells like a morgue and they are trying to figure out which buildings they can pull-down and which ones can be saved. There is still a great need to bring in food and water throughout Haiti and she will have to be very careful where she is walking because a lot of the buildings are still very unstable.”

“Our organization runs three other schools in the country and an orphanage in Port Au Prince which was also damaged in the earthquake which destroyed our clinic.”

Click here to learn more about Krabacher’s charity.

Angelina, along with partner Brad, reportedly donated $1million to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.


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