Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Humanitarian Catastrophe in Haiti: How You Can Help

The situation is CRITICAL in Haiti following a devastating earthquake that by all accounts has destroyed much of the capital of Port-Au-Prince. There is a MAJOR NEED for immediate DONATIONS of money, food, water, temporary shelter, medicines, clothing.

Americans seeking information on family members in Haiti are urged to call the State Department at: 888-407-4747.


•The American Red Cross. They are accepting donations through their International Response Fund. Contribute online here. You may donate $10 to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting "HAITI" to "90999."
•UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.
•Donate through Wyclef Jean's foundation, Yele Haiti. Text "Yele" to 501501 and $5 will be charged to your phone bill and given to relief projects through the organization.
•Operation USA is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles. Donate online or by phone at 1-800-678-7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.
•Partners In Health reports its Port-au-Prince clinical director, Louise Ivers, has appealed for assistance: "Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS... Temporary field hospital by us at UNDP needs supplies, pain meds, bandages. Please help us." Contribute here.
•Mercy Corps is sending a team of emergency responders to assess damage, and seek to fulfill immediate needs of quake survivors. To donate call 1-888-256-1900 or send checks to Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Fund; Dept NR; PO Box 2669; Portland, OR 97208.

1 comment:

drmagoo said...

Following LeVar Burton's lead on Twitter, I sent in my $10 over the phone. They need so much more, though.