How to Help Haitians

13 Jan

Haiti, a horribly poor country, was hit by a magnitute 7 earthquake yesterday. Needless to say, a place like Port au Prince doesn’t have earthquake-proofing building regulations, and reports are that the capital is practically demolished and thousands are dead or trapped.

List compiled by the Washington Post, ht Jack & Jill Politics:

To donate to specific relief efforts in Haiti:

Mercy Corps
Save the Children
International Red Cross
World Vision
UNICEF
International Medical Corps

The State Department has set up hotline for Americans to inquire about family in Haiti: 888-407-4747

Haitian musician Wyclef Jean is asking people on Twitter to donate to his organization Yele Haiti: @wyclef: Haiti is in need of immediate AID please text Yele to 510 510 and donate $5 toward earthquake relief.

You can also find updated information and general ways to help during disasters at ReliefWeb and USAID.

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