Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Cannot Get This Out Of My Mind- Haitian Earthquake-How to Help


Ever since I saw Mary's post this morning on her friend who is missing in Haiti, I cannot get this out of my mind. I checked the news wires a few minutes ago, at the top of the hour and Drudge is reporting 500. 000 may be dead, a figure he is getting from Breitbart, while other news wires are "conservatively" putting the death toll at 100,00 plus.

It's overwhelming to my broken brain, so many people lost, dead, buried.....
Haiti is the 4th poorest country in the world, these people have nothing, and to go through such a tragedy.....
I just stumbled across this gem of a piece- How To Help Haiti with Recovery- and wanted to pass it along, should anyone want to use it for a reference or PSA. I'll be back tomorrow with the regular stuff.

Donate to the Red Cross.
The Washington Post notes that people may text: HAITI to 90999 and a $10 donation will be made to the Red Cross for earthquake emergency response. This amount will be charged to your bill for cell phone.

Go to http://redcross.org to learn more about how to donate the the Red Cross to send help to Haiti. The Red Cross has taken immediate action to start to send funding and supplies to Haiti to ensure that earthquake survivors get the help they need.

UNICEF

Learn about how to help Haiti recover from the Earthquake at www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call 1-800-4UNICEF.

UNICEF helps children and families all over the world survive natural disasters and obtain urgently needed medical care.

Yele Haiti

Musician Wyclef Jean, whose homeland is Haiti, is asking people to donate to Yele Haiti to help with disaster relief for earthquake survivors.

Wyclef Jean asks people to please text: Yele to 501 501 and donate $5.

For more information go to: http://yele.org.

Save the Children

This organization has been providing help to Haiti since the 1980s. For more information about how to help the Haiti recovery program with Save the Children go to: http://www.savethechildren.org.

World Vision

Go to http://www.worldvision.org to learn how to help the children in Haiti. This organization works to help with disaster response resources. The website also provides information about how to sponsor a child in Haiti or other locations.

Doctors Without Borders

This group has won a Nobel Prize for their work to save lives during times of disasters. For more information about how the doctors will work to help Haiti go to: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

Mercy Corps

he Mercy Corps has created the Haiti Earthquake fund. Send donations to P.O. box 2669, Portland, OR 97208. Go to www.mercycorps.org for more information. You may also call 1-888-256-1900.

Donate to Local Salvation Army or Goodwill

When a disaster strikes nearby countries, the Salvation Army and Goodwill will send items from America to those areas in need. So donate to your local stores. Items donated to Salvation Army and Goodwill help people in crisis to start a new life.

11 comments:

NOS said...

Thank you for posting these options, Susan. The news about Haiti is heartbreaking. My heart goes out to all Haitians and their loved ones and friends.

lili said...

Thank you so much. I gave to yele but the site is a bit slow so be patient folks if you go there.

It's nightmarish to contemplate and as I'm from Southern California and was in Northern california for Loma Prieta the memories just come flooding in.

Peace/Blessings

susan said...

Thank you Nos and Lili! I lived in Brentwood in 94, so I remember the rocking and rolling. I didn't like it much....Thank you so much for giving to Yele, Lili. I gave to the Red Cross.....

Ana said...

Thank you Susan.
I still cannot say anything because I'm really shocked.

Radagast said...

Meanwhile, in the weird and wonderful world of Pat Robertson, the 'quake was the Judgment of God, although he's not getting much sympathy for that view, not on the Raisin Chronicles, anyway:..

http://raisinchronicles.blogspot.com/2010/01/if-you-have-nothing-good-to-say.html

Matt

susan said...

Matt, I was really looking forward to seeing that clip, but,it was taken down.....

thank you for pointing out that blog to me! It's great!

Radagast said...

Oh, well, don't let that stop you... It's all over YouTube. In fact, it's so funny, I'm going to do a post, myself!

Matt

Jeanne said...

You're a love for doing this!

Now I just need to decide which organization I want to hear from for the next 10 years, until well more than I'm able to contribute has been expended, and send a donation.

susan said...

Thank you Jeanne. You can always check with your local church and drop off clothing if they are taking that or blood drive, if you can donate blood.

Ana said...

I did a post about Medical Without Borders.
They need donation and I trust them.
Thank you for the post.

susan said...

Ana, thank you!

I saw your post after I did mine, and yes, I like Medicine without Borders too!

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