Updated 2:00pm PST 22 Jan 2010… feel free to utilize this blog & repost it with proper credits…
On Tuesday 12 January 2010, the island nation of Haiti was struck by a 7.0 earthquake and then up to 24 aftershocks ranging from 4.8 to 5.9 on the ricker scale. Being one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemiphere, Haiti’s infraustructure did not withstand the quakes. Over hundreds of thousands of people across the country are presummed dead, missing or trapped until trumendious rumble.
The developments out of Haiti right now continue to be heartbreaking and devastating. Below, I have listed organizations that can use your financial help, volunteerism or to simply spread the word. Many of these organizations are already on the ground in Haiti providing necessary food, water, medicine and shelter to the many in need. Below are direct links to these organizations as well as phone numbers to call:
American Red Cross
Hollywood Unites for Haiti Relief Fund
UNICEF – 1.800.4UNICEF
Medical Assistance Program International
Progressives for Haiti
World Food Program
Save the Children
The International Rescue Committee
International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
Stand With Haiti
The Salvation Army – 800-725-2769
UN World Food Programme
UN Emergency Response
Weill Cornell Medical College
Feed the Children
Clinton and Bush Fund
You can also donate via text message through the following organizations & the amount will be added to your phone bill.
–Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti: text “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5
–The American Red Cross: text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10
–Rescue Union Mission & MedCorp International: text “HAITI” to 85944 to donate $5
–Internal Rescue Committee: text “HAITI” to 25383 to donate $5
–United Way Worldwide’s Disaster Fund: text “HAITI“ to 864833 to donate $5
–Clinton Foundation: text “HAITI” to 20222 to donate $10
–Salvation Army in Canada: text “HAITI” to 45678 (Canada only)
–UN Fund: text “CERF” to 90999 to donate $5 (Terms of Agreement)
Other important information regarding relief & support for the people of Haiti:
If you or someone you know in the USA are trying to connect with family/friends in Haiti, The US Dept of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services has set up two numbers you can call: 1.800.407.4747 and 202.647.5225. You can also check the missing people board or add to it by going to Koneksyon.com which was set up by “Sebastien Barrau” and “Marvin Chery as well as the ICRC Family Links.
Doctors, nurses and anyone in the medical field, your expertise is needed!! Please visit or call the following organizations for more details… FYI: American Airlines if flying medical help to Haiti for FREE, learn more by calling 212.697.9767.
Google has made it easier to donate online as well as see a list of organizations such as the ones listed above. Please go to Google’s Official Blog for more!
All sales done through TDJunkie.com will go towards UNICEF’s efforts in Haiti!
There will be multiple fundraisers for Haiti including the following:
—Haiti Earthquake Live Fundraiser ONLINE
7 January 2010 @ 2pm EST
Held by Seekers Guidance & the Islamic Relief USA
—Hope for Haiti hosted by George Clooney (LA), Wyclef Jean (NY) and Anderson Cooper (Haiti)
22 January 2010 @ 8pm EST
Broadcast globally commercial free on multiple networks
If you are on Twitter, please check out my twitter list of organizations and individuals with information on Haitian relief and support.
May God grant the people of Haiti comfort, protection, patience and mercy through this difficult & sad tragedy.
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