Wednesday, January 13, 2010

An earthquake has struck Haiti…

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti yesterday.

There are reports of widespread destruction and loss of life.

To help – MSNBC.com has a list of organizations providing relief that you can donate to.

If you are searching for information as a relative, the State Department has set up a toll free phone number 1-888-407-4747 (note – you may get a recording due to the large volume of calls.)

Please post links to additional resources and aide organizations in the comments.

8 comments:

Aimee T-T said...

Here's a link to some organizations working on helping Haiti.

http://myqotd.com/help-for-haiti/

ImTheMarigold said...

http://www.pih.org/inforesources/news/Haiti_Earthquake.html

Partners In Health, they are an amazing group. Please donate.

Shark-Fu said...

Images and information on Haiti...
http://likeawhisper.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/earthquake-hits-haiti-places-to-donate/

Jaelithe said...

Meds and Food for Kids (http://mfkhaiti.org/) is on the MSNBC list you linked, but I wanted to mention for your St. Louis readers that the Meds and Food for Kids founder, Dr. Patricia Wolff, is from St. Louis, and a lot of Washington University doctors and students have volunteered for the organization. They have been helping starving kids in Haiti for years and I'm sure their infrastructure must have taken a big hit. So if you want to donate to a local organization that helps out in Haiti, I would recommend them.

wanda said...

www.yele.org --> Wyclef Jean's organization; 100% donations go to Haiti.

Erika2005Lincoln said...

I've heard good things about the Lambi Fund of Haiti, which partners long-term with Haitians for community development projects. Their site is www.lambifund.org.

Mimi (Mae) said...

Partners in Health has long been involved in providing health care to the poor in Haiti. http://www.pih.org/home.html They already have systems in place and are in need of money and medical professionals to assist at their hospitals in Haiti.

Reggie said...

It's absolutely a tragedy. All of us capable of doing so, should donate something to the cause.

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