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Woods comes to Haiti's aid

IRVINE, January 16- Tiger Woods plans to help with relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Haiti, the president of the Tiger Woods Foundation said Friday.Greg McLaughlin said the foundation staff was evaluating "the most appropriate role" to help the Haitian people.

"Our plan is be part of the relief effort to help rebuild Haiti by supporting organizations that provide critical resources to young people, which is consistent with our mission and previous efforts regarding Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 tsunami," McLaughlin said in a statement.

McLaughlin said he had not received any information from rap mogul Russell Simmons, who has said on Twitter that Woods is providing three million dollars to help with the recovery.

Woods has not been seen in public since a November 27 car accident that touched off a media frenzy over marital infidelity.

He said in December he would take an indefinite break from golf to address issues in his personal life.

Woods established the foundation when he turned professional in 1996. It focuses on providing educational resources and opportunities to disadvantaged youth.

Woods’ foundation gave 100,000 dollars to tsunami relief efforts in 2004 through Give2Asia, with the money directed toward two groups providing sanctuary and relief to children.

It also gave the Baton Rouge Area Foundation 200,000 dollars to set up a Hurricane Katrina educational fund.

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  1. Jackson Reeves

    September 26, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Amen. I am very mad at what Al-Shebbab did, but this is going TOO far! Thank you for what you said, really touched my heart!
    God Bless You.

  2. Steve

    September 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

    nice one..lovely message Dr..you are an inspiration ..Kenya is truly bigger than our individual dreams and we shall press on regardless of the difficulties we have gone through..they might have killed our people but they have not killed the spirit of this nation to remain free…Steve

  3. vincent

    September 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This is very touching DR. CK, you are inspirational to many….God bless you too and lets hope peace prevails in our nation!!

  4. Njoroge Alfred

    September 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Wonderful message

  5. Ukweli

    September 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    And come next week please Kenyans let’s not go back to the hatred and ugliness we saw when a woman who was a victim of Kiambaa church terrorism appeared in court to recount her ordeal in that church. She was villified and demonized like she was a devil of some sort. She had to be rescued by the judges from us. That was the ugliest side of our country. Truly sickening. It is reprehensible. The “Kenyan Spirit” cannot be switched on and off to suit political interests. That is what pollutes the nation. We are a country of great and generous people.

  6. mary kasinga

    September 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    well said Chris; kudos!!

  7. Muiruri Rubithia

    September 27, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Dr. Kirubi, you remain an inspirational and a model to many of us young and energetic youths. Well said Dr.

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