Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Helping Haiti

I was raised with the belief that every little bit helps. 
Today’s post is dedicated to the many Haitians who have been victimized by the awful earthquake that rocked the country yesterday afternoon.
Whether you can give $10 or $10,000, an annual donation to a charity or cause should be a part of everyone's budget. Here's your first chance to give in 2010.
Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle, below is a list of organizations stepping in to support Haiti:
American Red Cross - You can text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

AmeriCares Help For Haiti - Goes to their International Disaster Relief Fund.

HaitiArise - HaitiArise has provided education and relief for the past six years. It's a registered Canadian charity and reports that 100 percent of donated funds go directly to Haiti.

Haiti Emergency Relief Fund - By Vanguard Public Foundation in San Francisco. Established for Haiti before the Earthquake.

Mercy Corps - Mercy Corps' website is devoted to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster; they're deploying a team bound for Haiti now.

Partners In Heath - You can use the drop-down menu to specify donations to Haiti.

Yele Haiti - Wyclef Jean's Haiti initiative to assist his native Haiti.

UNICEF - UNICEF has set up a special page for donations for the children of Haiti.

Haitian Health Foundation -  Humanitarian organization that provides relief services to residents of rural southwest Haiti. It has four major areas of focus: health care, development, relief, and education.

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