Haiti: Resources and how to help. In the wake of the utter devastation inflicted by the earthquake in Haiti, the efforts and contributions of people everywhere are crucial.
If you're looking for ways to help, try these organizations: Carelpedre.com - U.S. Haitians Desperate to Contact Kin. Edeline B.
Clermont weeps in the "Little Haiti" area of Miami on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 as she talks to her sister in Boston after both were unable to contact relatives in Haiti after hearing news about the earth the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the island. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz AP Photo/Al Diaz Last updated 2:22 p.m. ET Teachers in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood used the simplest terms they could Wednesday to explain the devastating earthquake that rattled the island nation. Their words were little comfort to students like first-grader Mitchelle Monroe, who said her grandmother recently arrived from Haiti but she did not know the whereabouts of other relatives.
Complete Coverage: Devastation in HaitiHow to Help VictimsBlog: The Latest Developments "There was a lot of crying this morning, especially from the older ones," said the school's principal Sister Jane Stoecker. "Everyone is in shock right now. Carel Pedre (carelpedre) In Haiti, Survivors Search for the Dead, and for Solace - NYTime. Multilink Haiti (InternetHaiti) MiamiHerald.com. Voices on Haiti The earth rocked.
Buildings crashed. A heartbeat later, so much of Haiti was gone. A stunned South Florida watched the horrifying images with the rest of the world, but felt the loss and the kinship more acutely than many other places. So many connections here, and so many scrambled to lend a hand. One month later, much of the media has backed off from round-the-clock broadcasts of the devastation. Here are voices on Haiti - from South Florida, with the largest Haitian community in the United States, and from Haiti, where the hard work of coping goes on and recovery begins. Global Relief on Facebook. Chris Sacca's 'What is left?': Six ways you can help in Haiti. We are all saddened to hear of the tragedy in Haiti today.
While we still don't know the full extent of the damage, we can be confident that an already fierce, daily struggle to survive has taken a disastrous turn for many Haitians. Like most of you, I wanted to immediately know how I could help. So, I checked in with a few of my friends, people who, not coincidentally, I happen to admire most, and here is what I pulled together. In no particular order: 1) Text "HAITI" to "90999" to donate $10 to the Red Cross -- Our friends at the US State Department, including Katie Stanton (@kateatstate), very quickly put together this number to channel relief contributions directly to first responders who will be on the ground there. 2) Text "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5 to Yele Haiti -- My good friend Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) created this foundation to permanently improve the lives of the most impoverished in his home country of Haiti.
Anxious Haitians in U.S. Search for Information. UNICEF USA: Children are always the most vulnerable population in any natural disaster, and UNICEF is there for them.
Use this form to make a secure, tax-deductible donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, supporting UNICEF's ongoing work for the children of Haiti: $50, $100, $250, $500 or any amount you can give will make a difference. Haiti's recovery depends on your continued commitment. If you prefer, print a form to send your donation by mail or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS (1.800.367.5437) to donate by phone. * required information Field Is RequiredEnter A Gift Amount: My address is a business address <br />Required Credit Card Information: What is this? Internet au secours d'Haïti - Actualité Internationale - Amériqu.
MiamiHerald.com. $1.2 Million in Donations for Haiti, via Text Message - Bits Blo. Update | 12:48 a.m.
The organizers of the mobile donations said on Twitter Thursday night that over $2 million had been raised. Update | 6:51 p.m. Adding more information about the campaign and updating the total raised. In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, thousands of Americans are sending financial support — through their mobile phones. Anyone with a mobile phone and an account with a major wireless carrier can text the phrase “Haiti” to the number 90999 and donate $10 to the Red Cross. The texted donations are being handled by a company called mGive, which started the campaign in a joint effort with the State Department and the Red Cross late Tuesday night. “Today is a huge day for mobile giving,” said Tony Aiello, chief executive of mGive. MGive typically charges a licensing fee for its software platform, $4 to $1,500 a month, depending on the scale of the fund-raising effort and the additional services the company provides.
How can you help Haiti? Yele.org.