LDS businessman working to make positive change in Haiti, Philippines

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  • Francie Holladay, UT
    July 12, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    Did you naysayers not notice the byline from Vancouver, British Columbia? That's in Canada. Why should he worry about "Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis or Milwaukee" and even Salt Lake City more than Haiti or the Philippines? He deserves praise for his generosity, not criticism or negativity.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    July 9, 2013 11:23 p.m.

    You can't fix everything, but you can fix something. Good on this man for his efforts in a place he felt strongly about improving. Maybe everyone else can see his example and do something for someone near to them too.

  • Just Truth Saratoga Springs, UT
    July 9, 2013 6:24 p.m.

    The Philippines needs it more than anywhere in America or Canada. If people here can't find work they haven't worked hard enough to find it. We don't even know poor by comparison. Yay for the doers, nay to the politics that just talk about the doers and do nothing themselves (If that's not true, then pray tell what are you doing besides yapping?).

  • utah cornhusker NORFOLK, NE
    July 9, 2013 2:45 p.m.

    I lived in Manila for several months. Im glad he is doimg something for the impoverished people there. I have never been to Haití but can imagine It is simular to that of the philippines. May God bless him for His generosity.

  • shortcrane canada, 00
    July 9, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    How wonderful someone is trying to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable! For those who feel Mr Leavitt should be contributing funds to help the disadvantaged in the US, I think it is important to note that both he and his company are Canadian; giving money to the US would still be sending aid to a foreign country. Being personally acquainted with him, I can affirm he is also generous with those in his own community.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    July 9, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    It's a legitimate comment. We have soo many children and people in need in this country. We often skip out on helping our neighbors for the glory of traveling around the world and helping others instead.

    There is a big need for help, even in our little Salt Lake City.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    July 9, 2013 8:04 a.m.


    They already have Obama giving them handouts. Why would they need to put in some actual work at an egg farm?

  • Gracie Boise, ID
    July 9, 2013 12:46 a.m.

    What a pathetic comment! A man who is working miracles in a country that has absolutely nothing much going for it but the kindness of strangers has to be knocked down a peg for not choosing to sink further resources into your choices of black holes: once great cities that were before so richly endowed and then corrupted. They have their expensive never-ending programs, supposedly meant to help. This man teaches children how to live productively and provides them a safe, nurturing environment.

    It's contemptible as well as pathetic because your question shows someone like this benefactor will never do enough to suit you or anyone else with an axe to grind, as if that's a worthy standard. It wouldn't matter where he'd chosen to do this work. If you think Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis or Milwaukee need some help, give it yourself rather than denigrating the generosity bestowed on some of the poorest of the poor elsewhere by someone with important dreams.

  • popeye1250 Myrtle Beach, SC
    July 8, 2013 6:13 p.m.

    Why not Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis or Milwaukee?