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.