Friday, January 15, 2010

Text HAITI to help Red Cross relief efforts.

We have all heard about the horrific earthquake that has taken place in Haiti. What do we do? What can we do? It's the worst feeling: helplessness. What can we possibly do so many thousands of miles away from Haiti? If you are spiritual you can pray. It's free. :) You can also get in contact with the many humanitarian organizations eager to help. The American Red Cross is one good example. The Red Cross is asking that even though you may be making an attempt to travel to Haiti that the best and easiest way to help is to make a donation. I am singling out the texting because I never knew about this option before the earthquake in Haiti. You can text HAITI to 90999. This will add an amount of $10 to your cell phone bill. Some carries are still charging standard text messaging rates, but some are dropping the charge for this particular situation. Sprint, AT&T and Verizon were listed as not charging as of Thursday.

Other ways to help:

Remote Area Medical

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Partners in Development

National Nurses United

Pan American Development Foundation

International Rescue Committee

American Red Cross

AmeriCares International Disaster Relief Fund

Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund



Mercy Corps

Lutheran World Relief

Habitat for Humanity International

Operation Blessing International

Doctors Without Borders

Action Against Hunger

AP: Organizations accepting donations to help Haiti

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