Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

Read on for ways to help the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

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.

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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.

Save The Children has launched an emergency relief effort for Haiti. Donate to their fund to provide medical attention and clean water to children and families. (Huffington Post)

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  1. I donated by sending a text to Red Cross and am so happy to hear they’ve raised almost $3M. What a difference the internet and social media has made in times of major crisis. We’re able to help those so far away so quickly and easily. My heart and prayers go out to the people of Haiti. It’s such a devastating loss for people who hardly had anything to begin with. My hope is that the donations and volunteers not only help with the immediate survival of those people, but the long-term as well. These impoverished countries so desperately need the money, knowledge and technology to be prepared for natural disasters. Thanks for the article!

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