Bill Clinton and George W. Bush put together team to oversee Haiti aid fund

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010; 7:41 PM

By Philip Rucker Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush announced late Tuesday that they have appointed a six-member board of former Democratic and Republican senior government officials to oversee the humanitarian fund the presidents established in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti. Clinton and Bush have tapped Gary Edson, who served as Bush's deputy national security adviser and helped establish the anti-poverty Millennium Challenge Corporation, as chief executive officer of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Edson will be joined by a board of directors made up of longtime advisers and allies of both presidents. The presidents said more than 200,000 individuals have donated over $36 million to the fund since President Obama asked them to lead the nation's long-term humanitarian response to the earthquake. The fund has allocated millions to relief groups providing medical care and supplies, mobile clinics, water purification, hygiene kits, education

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