Haiti Relief Efforts

Things are pretty bad down in Haiti after that devastating 7.0 earthquake.  All you have to do is look at the pictures.  And despite the feeling from the vile Pat Robertson that somehow these people deserved this, there are several resources you can donate to if you’re heart is in the right place.

Help Haitians With a Donation to the American Red Cross — The form includes an Amazon payments option — super easy if you have an Amazon account.

Another good option: Doctors Without Borders.

And Chris is donating all of his earnings from his blog this week to the relief efforts. That means you should hop over to his site and click away on some of his adds to boost his donation total.  Among the places he’s donating could include:

UNICEF has a direct link to help children who are victims of the quake.

Mercy Corp allows donations to be directed to help with humanitarian efforts which are desperately needed in the aftermath of this catastrophe.

Partners in Health provide healthcare for the impoverished have set up a link for the Haitian earthquake relief.

And Yéle Haiti, Wyclef Jean’s foundation to support Haitians is accepting donations to help the victims of the earthquake (load times are slow at the moment)

Other ways to help Haiti, including more charities can be found here and here.

You may also use your cellphone text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to @RedCross relief efforts in Haiti. (The charge will appear on your next cellphone bill)

Forbes has an article about how to spot scam charity websites.

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