By now you have probably heard about the devastating events unfolding in Haiti, arising from a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on January 12. The epicenter of the quake was approximately 10 miles from Port-au-Prince, the capital city. Reports are still coming in, but an estimated 3 million people have been impacted and 50,000 people are feared dead. Calls for help are going out all over the world.
Below is a list of organizations accepting donations should you wish to contribute to the aid effort. You can check out charities before making a donation at www.charitynavigator.org.
- The American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
- UNICEF: www.unicef.org or call 1-800-4UNICEF
- Operation USA: www.opusa.org
- Catholic Relief Services: www.crs.org
- Doctors Without Borders: www.doctorswithoutborders.org
- World Food Programme: www.wfp.org
- CARE: www.CARE.org
- Americares: www.Americares.org
- Save the Children: www.savethechildren.org
The American Red Cross has also set up a way for you to text your help. You can text the word “HAITI” to 90999 and $10 will be added to your next cell phone bill.
Yéle Haiti, the grassroots movement founded by Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean, also is accepting donations via cellphone. Simply text “YELE” to 501501 and a $5 donation will automatically be charged to your next cell phone bill.Back to Top