Haiti Relief Efforts

The stories and pictures coming out of Haiti are saddening.

Doctors Without Borders reported that all the hospitals are closed/abandoned. They’re still pulling people out of the rubble. Port-au-Prince and its people are in dire need.

You can help by donating to one of the following:
American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts. Donations to the International Response Fund can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online. The Red Cross also will accepte donations via cell phone: You can donate $10 to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting “HAITI” to 90999.

Doctors Without Borders: The first reports are now emerging from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams who were already working on medical projects Haiti. They are treating hundreds of people injured in the quake and have been setting up clinics in tents to replace their own damaged medical facilities. To donate, click here.

International Rescue Committee: The committee, based in New York City, is a network of first responders, humanitarian relief workers, healthcare providers, educators, community leaders, activists, and volunteers. It provides emergency relief, relocating refugees, and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. To donate, click here or text “HAITI” to 25383.

International Medical Corps: International Medical Corps is deploying an Emergency Response Team to Haiti. The team is providing medical care and other emergency services. International Medical Corps

Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund: Wyclef Jean is one of Haiti’s most famous sons, and his tweeting about the earthquake there has been a galvanizing force on the Web. Jean is most famously a member of the Fugees. His publicist says he arrived Wednesday in Haiti to assist in relief efforts. Several of the most popular topics on Twitter referred to a tweet from the singer urging people to send a text (“Yele”) to his Haitian charity, Yele, to donate $5 to the savaged country. (The number is 501501.) To donate online, click here: http://www.yele.org

Many more organizations are taking donations and dispatching aid. Please help.


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