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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,, or The Foundation Center.

Hat tip to Lifehacker.

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

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

    Comment by Anonymous — Jan 15th 2010 @ 4:28 pm
  2. Please take off that info about donating to Yele, as its funds have been irresponsibly spent and mismanaged by Wyclef Jean.

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

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