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How to Support Haitian Relief Efforts

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As you’ve likely heard by now, Haiti recently suffered a devastating earthquake. If you’re interested in helping the relief efforts by donating money but don’t know where to start, please check out the following non-exhaustive list of options:

  • The American Red Cross has pledged an initial $1M in support. You can help support their efforts by donating online, or you can donate $10 by texting HAITI to 90999. Receipts for your text donation are available through mGive.
  • UNICEF has set up a dedicated site for their relief efforts.
  • Doctors Without Borders has also created a dedicated website for their efforts.
  • You can support the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (started by Haiti’s own Wyclef Jean) by donating online, or you can send $5 by texting Yele to 501501.

For a more complete list of options, check out The Daily Beast.

As always, if you smell a scam, beware. You can (and should) check out charitable organizations using sites such as Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, BBB.org, or The Foundation Center.

Hat tip to Lifehacker.

Published on January 14th, 2010 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Charity

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3 Responses to “How to Support Haitian Relief Efforts”

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    BG Says:

    Gave to the Red Cross “Where The Need Is Greatest” fund. Thanks for the links!

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    Linna Says:

    Please take off that info about donating to Yele, as its funds have been irresponsibly spent and mismanaged by Wyclef Jean.

    http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com.....its-money/

    We should only support REPUTABLE nonprofits, whose donations actually go towards program and disaster relief.

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