Haiti: Resources and how to help
In the wake of the utter devastation inflicted by the earthquake in Haiti, the efforts and contributions of people everywhere are crucial. If you're looking for ways to help, try these organizations:

The U.S. State Department Operations Center has established a hotline for Americans seeking information about relatives in Haiti: (888) 407-4747.

The department cautioned that because of heavy volume, some callers may hear a recording.

Listed here are some leading examples of the many relief organizations which have mobilized for Haiti. Following is a list of relief organizations requesting donations, and other resources, arranged alphabetically. For independent evaluations of these groups, please see CharityNavigator.

If you are a member of an organization working to bring aid to Haiti and would like to be added to the list please email daniel.siegal@latimes.com with HAITI: HOW TO HELP in the subject line, and relevant information in the body, thanks.


Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
In response to a request from President Obama to help with both long- and short-term needs in Haiti, former President Bill Clinton and former President George W. Bush established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF).

To contribute, you can visit their online donation page or mail a check to:

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
c/o William J. Clinton Foundation
Donations Department
610 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

or

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
c/o Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

American Red Cross
Disaster Online Newsroom

The American Red Cross is on the ground in Haiti.

Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti. The donation will be charged to your cellphone bill.

To send a check: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013;
1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)
www.redcross.org

Spirit Airlines is offering 5,000 "free spirit" miles for donating to the Red Cross.
Choice Hotels is allowing members to use their points to donate to the American Red Cross Haiti relief effort.

AmeriCares
CNN's Ann Curry suggests donating to AmeriCares, who are "gearing up to take in medicines to Haiti," she says.

International Medical Corps
Santa Monica-based International Medical Corps says it has an emergency response team providing medical care outside the general hospital near the presidential palace in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Members of the team are also visiting hospitals around the city to assess their needs. The group is accepting donations on its website imcworldwide.org.

If the page will not load, call 310 826-7800 x119, or email donation@imcworldwide.org

Mercy Corps
A group of Mercy Corps relief workers began arriving in Haiti on Thursday.
Donate online: donate.mercycorps.org
To send a check:
Mercy Corps; Haiti Earthquake Fund; Dept NR; PO Box 2669; Portland, OR 97208
1-888-256-1900

National Nurses United
www.nationalnursesunited.org A national organization of registered nurses is calling for nurses throughout the U.S. to volunteer to assist Haitian residents by providing emergency short term and long term medical support. Nurses can sign up at the NNU Web site.

Save the Children
Donate online: savethechildren.org
1-800-728-3843
Donate $10 by texting "SAVE" to 20222
Information on Save the Children's emergency response in Haiti here.