In lieu of the recent events in Haiti, I realize that there are many efforts that have begun as a way to help with disaster relief. I know when Hurricane Katrina devastated
the Mississippi Gulf Coast there were many efforts that began, and myself and my family were very thankful! I have donated through one of the organizations listed below, and I wanted to give you the opportunity to do so as well! Below I have listed some of the efforts that have been put in place. Some are by texting, and some are the “old-fashioned” way to give! Please feel free to browse through the various websites and choose your effort to support. Remember you have to open your hand to receive so why not open it to give? May you and those who have suffered and are suffering around you be blessed.
HAITI DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS
Secretary of State Clinton has set up an aid line that people can use to send money to support Haiti relief similar to what was set up to support refugees in Pakistan earlier this year.
Cell phone users can text “haiti” to 90999 and $10 will go to relief efforts in Haiti. The $10 will show up on your phone bill.
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The State Department has set up a toll-free number to call for information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747. http://www.state.gov/
YELE HAITI EARTHQUAKE FUND
Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 via your cell phone http://www.yele.org/
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Text “HAITI” to “90999” to make a $10 donation. 2025 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
(800) REDCROSS (800-257-7575) http://www.redcross.org/
Hope and Change for Haiti
88 Hamilton Avenue Stamford, Conn. 06902 (800) 486-4357 http://www.americares.org/
Dept. W P.O. Box 2669 Portland, Ore., 97208-2669 (888) 256-1900 http://www.donate.mercycorps.org/
226 Causeway St., 5th Floor Boston, MA 02114-2206 (800) 77-OXFAM (776-9326)
THE SALVATION ARMY
615 Slaters Lane P.O. Box 269 Alexandria, VA 22313
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Haiti Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund 54 Wilton Road Westport, Conn. 06880 (800) 728-3843
Haiti Earthquake Relief P.O. Box 9716 Federal Way, Wash. 98063-9716 (888) 511-6548 CARE 151 Ellis Street Atlanta, Ga. 30303 (800) 521-CARE (521-2273)
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA/MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF)
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001-5004 (888) 392-0392
INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES
P.O. Box 630225 Baltimore, Md. 21263-0225 (877) 803-4622 U.S.
FUND FOR UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane New York, N.Y. 10038 (800) FOR-KIDS (367-5437)
PARTNERS IN HEALTH
WORLD FOOD PROGRAM
FOOD FOR THE POOR
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY