Help for Haiti

Help for Haiti

As I’m sure most of you have heard by now there was a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti this week. This earthquake has left millions of people in need of relief.

Here is how you can help:

American Red Cross of Greater New York. Donate now to the International Response Fund by going to the site and clicking donate. Send an eCard to make a tribute. You can also text “HAITI” to “90999” and $10 will be given automatically to the  efforts, charged to your cell phone bill. Or try calling 1-877-REDCROSS.

Habitat for Humanity. All of Habitat’s national and international affiliates are pooling their resources to help rebuild Haiti. Go to the site and donate money to help buy hammers, nails, doors, bedroom windows and other supplies. Call (212)-991-4000 for more information.

Save the Children Donate now to support the organization’s immediate and long-term response to children and families in need. It’s a simple three-step process. Choose how much you want to donate, type in your information and click donate now. Also, call 1-800-728-3843 or go to the web site and complete the printable donation form. Singer Wyclef Jean set up this site to help. You can visit the site or use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill.

The United Way Worldwide. The United Way of New York is working closely with their World Wide Crisis Team and the United Way Caribbean Regional Council for insights into the needs on the ground in Haiti and how to most effectively assist in long-term recovery efforts. People can visit their website or contribute $5 by texting HAITI to UNITED(864833) on a mobile phone.

If we would all just take a moment to remember that this is a country that doesn’t even have a first response team or emergency room and that there are over 3 million people currently displaced it might make a difference.

Please help if you can. It’s only $5-10 to help save lives. Remember you fellow man.


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