Despite this tragedy, I still believe that Haiti can succeed.

First we must care for the injured, take care of the dead, and sustain those who are homeless, jobless and hungry. As we clear the rubble, we will create better tomorrows by building Haiti back better: with stronger buildings, better schools and health care; with more manufacturing and less deforestation; with more sustainable agriculture and clean energy.

Establishing this foundation for a better Haitian future will require assistance from governments, businesses and private citizens. Those eager to help can donate through the U.N. effort, my own foundation or by text message (text “HAITI” to 20222 to donate $10 to U.N. relief efforts).