Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help
Read on for ways to help the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
-The Betty Editors
After an earthquake caused massive destruction in the Caribbean nation of Haiti on Tuesday, many organizations have created relief funds to help the devastated country and the 1.8 million people that are said to have lived within the area where the earthquake had its highest intensity.
For Americans looking to help, the following nonprofits are open for donations. For more ways to help, visit the Huffington Post.
•As of Thursday morning, The American Red Cross is pledging $10 million in aid to assist communities impacted by this earthquake. They expect to provide immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. They are accepting donations through their International Response Fund.
You can also donate via text message: simply text “HAITI” to “90999” and $10 will be added to your cell phone bill. The Red Cross Tweeted earlier today on their account @redcross:
You have donated nearly $3million to Red Cross earthquake relief efforts in #Haiti by texting “haiti” to 90999. Thank you. Keep it up.
•UNICEF has issued a statement that “Children are always the most vulnerable population in any natural disaster, and UNICEF is there for them.” UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.
•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 at www.opusa.org, by phone at 1-800-678-7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.