How You Can Help Haiti Earthquake Victims
Thousands may be dead after the horrendous earthquake that rocked Haiti on Tuesday January 12 -- possibly more than 100,000 -- according to some early estimates. Many others are left homeless or without adequate food, water and shelter on the island nation of 9 million after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck near the capital city Port-au-Prince.
Disaster relief organizations are rapidly mobilizing aid to Haiti and are asking or help. Funds are needed to provide enough safe water, temporary shelter and vital medical supplies.
UNICEF and Save the Children already have emergency teams in Haiti, and the Red Cross has released $200,000 in disaster funds.
A few of the groups you can donate to include:
- UNICEF. Go online to unicef.org or, in the U.S. call (800) 4UNICEF.
- Save the Children. Donate at savethechildren.org or make checks out to "Save the Children" and mail to: Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880
- Yele Haiti, donate at yele.org or, in the U.S. Text YELE to 501501. $5 will be charged to your cell phone bill and given to Yele Haiti.
- Doctors Without Borders. Click here to donate to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Haiti operations.
- Direct Relief International. Donate online at directrelief.org.
- Red Cross. Go online to redcross.org and click Donate, or, in the U.S. call (800) REDCROSS or Send a $10 donation by texting 'Haiti' to 90999
- Donate clean water via Water.org.
To donate to Global Water Challenge’s Haiti projects, please click here.
Click here for more ways you can donate and help.