Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Different Kind Of Post

I can't help but be so sad and concerned by what has happened in Haiti. It is the poorest of the poor nations in our hemisphere. I heard about being able to donate to their cause by Googling, of course. :o( Below is a list of some of the organizations that are there. If you wamt an update of those taking donations, you can go to CNN Impact Your World, and there is a complete list of all of the organizaions on the ground helping with the afflicted. As Teresa, from Tilting At Windmills said, "There is also Doctors Without Borders". They are listed on the Impact Your World.

UNICEF and Save the Children already have emergency teams in Haiti, and the Red Cross has released $200,000 in disaster funds. I do know that the Red Cross will not allow people in areas where there might be a danger to their workers.

You can donate to these groups:
- Text Yele. Wyclef Jean is urging donors to text 'Yele' to 501501 and make a $5 contribution to the relief effort over cell phone. Click here to get more information via Wyclef's Twitter page.

- Save the Children. Donate at savethechildren.org or make checks out to "Save the Children" and mail to: Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880

- UNICEF. Go online to unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (800) 4UNICEF.

- Red Cross. Go online to redcross.org and click Donate, or call (800) REDCROSS.

- Direct Relief International. Donate online at directrelief.org.

- Mercy Corp. Go online to mercycorps.org or mail checks to Haiti Earthquake Fund, Dept. NR, PO Box 2669, Portland, Ore. 97208 or call (888) 256-1900

To find information about friends and family in Haiti: The U.S. State Department set up a toll-free number to call for information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/01/12/2010-01-12_haiti_earthquake_how_you_can_help.html#ixzz0cVrlLKdb

I copied this directly from a CNN article to be sure if its accuracy.

I hope I have not offended anyone, but sometimes people don't get the news as soon as others. Some can't afford to donate and for some they only have a small amount. The information above allows for as little as $5.

Thank you all for considering this post. Some of this same group of people lost children last year in a collapsed school.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 Shirley

5 comments:

LadyDoc said...

Thanks, Shirley, for your kindness.

Another group that really needs money is Doctors Without Borders. Their hospitals have been destroyed and they are trying to treat severe traumatic injuries in tents. Once the immediate injuries are taken care of, which will take a long time, there will be many patients with long term care needs.

Elena said...

I saw these news too... Very-very sad...
Thank you for being so kind and writing this post, Shirley!

Jenny said...

Every time we watch the news our heart breaks, it is so sad...
It is a very improtant post Shirley, I really do feel for all the poor people there..
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Deb Neerman said...

What a wonderful post, Shirley! Thank you for providing all this important info.

Hope you're doing well and feeling better ... miss seeing your gorgeous creations!

~Hugs, Deb

Nishant said...

Thank you for being so kind and writing this post,

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