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 email@example.com with HAITI: HOW TO HELP in the subject line, and relevant information in the body, thanks.
Clinton Bush Haiti FundIn 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
610 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
c/o Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
American Red CrossDisaster 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)
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.
AmeriCaresCNN's Ann Curry suggests donating to AmeriCares, who are "gearing up to take in medicines to Haiti," she says.
International Medical CorpsSanta 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercy CorpsA 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
National Nurses Unitedwww.nationalnursesunited.orgA 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 ChildrenDonate online: savethechildren.org
Donate $10 by texting "SAVE" to 20222
Information on Save the Children's emergency response in Haiti here.
UnicefDonations to Unicef can be made online, by printing a form, or by calling 1.800.FOR.KIDS (1.800.367.5437).
Spirit Airlines is offering 5,000 "free spirit" miles for donating to Unicef.
United Nations World Food ProgramThe United Nations World Food Program is the largest UN agency coordinating the response to the Haiti earthquake. Donations can be made at www.wfp.org.
Yele HaitiHaitian-born Wyclef Jean is asking his fans to donate to the community service organization he founded in Haiti, Yele Haiti. Donations can be made at the site, or automatically by texting YELE to 501501 to give $5. More information about Yele Haiti here.
Spirit Airlines is offering 5,000 "free spirit" miles for donating to Yele Haiti.
Alphabetical list of relief organizations:
ActionAid International USADonate online: www.actionaidusa.org
Action Against HungerDonate online: www.actionagainsthunger.org
Adventist Development and Relief AgencyDonate online: www.adra.org
Agape FlightsDonate online: www.agapeflights.com
American Refugee CommitteeDonate online: www.arcrelief.org
American Jewish Joint Distribution CommitteeDonate online: www.jdc.org
American Jewish World ServiceDonate online: ajws.org
AmeriCaresDonate online: www.americares.org
Artists for Peace and JusticeDonate online: www.artistsforpeaceandjustice.com
Beyond BordersDonate online: www.beyondborders.net
B'nai B'rith InternationalDonate online: www.bnaibrith.org
CAREDonate online: www.care.org
CarmaFoundationDonate online: www.carmafoundation.org
Catholic Relief ServicesDonate online: crs.org
CHF InternationalDonate online: www.chfinternational.org
Childcare WorldwideDonate online: www.childcareworldwide.org
ChildFund InternationalDonate online: www.childfund.org
Church World ServicesDonate online: www.churchworldservice.org
Clinton FoundationDonate online: www.clintonfoundation.org
Text "HAITI" to 20222 to donate $10 to the Clinton Foundation's Haiti relief efforts
Concern WorldwideDonate online: www.concernusa.org
Convoy of HopeDonate online: www.convoyofhope.org
Cross InternationalDonate online: www.crossinternational.org
CRUDEM FoundationDonate online: www.crudem.org
CRWRCDonate online: www.crwrc.org
Direct Relief InternationalDonate online: www.directrelief.org
Doctors Without BordersDonate online: doctorswithoutborders.org
Episcopal Relief and DevelopmentDonate online: www.er-d.org
Feed My Starving ChildrenDonate online: www.fmsc.org
FINCA InternationalDonate online: www.villagebanking.org
Friends of WFPDonate online: www.friendsofwfp.org
Friends of the OrphansDonate online: www.friendsoftheorphans.org
Grassroots InternationalDonate online: www.grassrootsonline.org
Habitat for HumanityDonate online: www.habitat.org
Haiti ChildrenDonate online: www.haitichildren.com
Haiti Foundation Against PovertyDonate online: haitifoundation.com
Haitian Health FoundationDonate online: www.haitianhealthfoundation.org
Haiti MarycareDonate online: www.haitimarycare.com
Haitian Orthodox MissionDonate online: www.haitianorthodoxmission.org
Hands TogetherDonate online: www.handstogether.org
Healing Hands for HaitiDonate online: www.healinghandsforhaiti.org
Heifer InternationalDonate online: www.heifer.org
Heifer has worked in Haiti for more than 10 years and currently works with more than 16,000 families in Haiti, providing gifts of livestock, seeds, trees and training, to help them become self-reliant.
Helping Hands International FoundationDonate online: www.hhifinc.org
Helping Hands International Foundation is organizing a medical relief team to go to Haiti on Feb. 7th, and needs medical supplies, especially pain medications Morphine and Dilaudid. They also have room for more doctors and nurses - interested parties should contact them at email@example.com
Hospital Albert Schweitzer HaitiDonate online: www.hashaiti.org
A hospital 40 miles outside Port-au-Prince that needs all the help it can get to treat the 500+ patients currently seeking treatment at the 80 bed facility.
Hope for HaitiDonate online: www.hopeforhaiti.com
Humane Society of the United StatesDonate online: www.humanesociety.org
International Child CareDonate online: www.internationalchildcare.org
International Medical CorpsDonate online: www.imcworldwide.org
International Relief TeamsDonate online: www.irteams.org
Interpreters and Translators Volunteering for HaitiSign up or look for a translator on Facebook
For those seeking translation resources relating to Haiti
Islamic Relief USADonate online: www.islamicreliefusa.org
Limbs For Life FoundationVisit the blog : HERE
Limbs for Life hopes to send its first mission to the island and build 50 prosthetic limbs for Haiti by Feb. 15, 2010
Logistics Cluster BlogVisit the blog : HERE
Realtime updates from Haiti, plus information for volunteers and others who want to help.
Lutheran World ReliefDonate online: www.lwr.org
MADREDonate online: www.madre.org
MAP InternationalDonate online: www.map.org
Medical Benevolence FoundationDonate online: www.mbfoundation.org
Medical Teams InternationalDonate online: www.medicalteams.org
Meds and Food for KidsDonate online: mfkhaiti.org
Mennonite Central CommitteeDonate online: mcc.org
Mercy CorpsDonate online: www.mercycorps.org
Merlin USADonate online: merlin-usa.org
Missionaries of the PoorDonate online: www.missionariesofthepoor.org
National Nurses Unitedwww.nationalnursesunited.org
Nazarene Compassionate MinistriesDonate online: www.ncm.org
New Life for HaitiDonate online: newlifeforhaiti.org
Operation BlessingDonate online: community.ob.org
Operation USADonate online: www.opusa.org
OxfamDonate online: www.oxfamamerica.org
Partners in HealthDonate online: www.pih.org
Partners of the AmericasDonate online: www.partners.net
Project MedishareDonate online: www.projectmedishare.org
Relief InternationalDonate online: www.ri.org/
RHEMA InternationalDonate online: rhemainternational.org
Rural Haiti ProjectDonate online: www.ruralhaitiproject.org
Saint Boniface Haiti FoundationDonate online: www.haitihealth.org
Salvation ArmyDonate online: salvationarmyusa.org
Samaritan's PurseDonate online: www.samaritanspurse.org
Save the ChildrenDonate online: www.savethechildren.org
Donate $10 by texting "SAVE" to 20222
ShelterBoxDonate online: www.shelterbox.org
Tzu Chi Foundation USADonate online: www.interaction.org/organization/taiwan-buddhist-tzu-chi-foundation-usa
UNICEFDonate online: www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake
United Methodist Committee on ReliefDonate online: new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/
United Nations World Food Program Donate online: www.wfp.org/donate/haiti
Water Missions InternationalDonate online: www.watermissions.org