Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help Haiti Earthquake Relief

As most of you may already know, Haiti suffered a magnitude 7.0 earthquake two days ago that literally left the country in shambles. Our hearts go out to Haiti as they face this devastation. Fortunately, many people and organizations have come together to provide relief to Haiti through volunteering, and donating money, clothing and food. Below is a list of places you may contact to assist with relief efforts:
  • Wyclef Jean's YELE organization: Text the word "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5 to relief efforts. The $5 will be charged to your phone bill. You may text up to 6 times.

  • World Food Programme (the U.N.'s food agency) is accepting donations at

  • Provide a helping hand with the Rescue Committee at the or 1-877-REFUGEE

  • Doctors Without Borders are accepting donations.

  • Red Cross of America - text "90999" to automatically give $10 for relief aid in Haiti.
For families in the U.S. looking for loved ones you can try:
  • Calling the State Department hotline: 888-407-4747

  • Submit photos to CNN's iReport site
We pray for the survivors of this catastrophe and hope that the global relief efforts will provide strength in rebuilding their country.

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