Monday, January 18, 2010

Help for Haiti

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. Information is still becoming available and this page will be updated to help direct those interested in helping to the right places

If you are looking for relatives and friends in Haiti, the ICRC has set up a Locate Your Relatives page:

Phone number for Americans looking for their relatives in Haiti 1-888-407-4747

Putting a stop to rumors: Facebook and twitter have been abuzz with incorrect info. American Airlines and Jet Blue are NOT offering free flights to medical personnel traveling to Haiti. UPS is NOT offering free shipping to Haiti for packages under 50 lbs. Please do not spread this false information as it can be damaging to legitimate relief efforts underway.


If you need to contact us, please email

For those interesting in helping immediately, simply text “HAITI” to “90999″ and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.

The following is a list of legitimate charities and organization in need of donations to help with the relief efforts underway in Haiti. Please note that while we wish we could list every charity collecting funds for the relief effort, we feel it is most effective to list the ones with an active, on-the-ground presence in Haiti, rather than the charities collecting funds to re-donate to one of the listed organizations. While everyone involved is playing an important role, we want to keep this list targeted to the organizations able to offer the most immediate help and assistance. Long links have been shortened for easy re-tweeting. A mirror of this list is available to share as well at:

American Red Cross International Relief Fund:

Canadian Red Cross:

The Humanitarian Coalition - Canada

International Committee of the Red Cross

IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies:

Action Aid International

Disaster Emergency Committee

Action Against Hunger



Oxfam America

Oxfam UK

International Medical Corps:

Pan American Relief


Medical Teams International:

Architecture for Humanity

International Rescue Committee:

AmeriCares Help For Haiti:

Islamic Relief USA

Food for the Hungry

Doctors Without Borders:

Convoy of Hope


Childcare Worldwide

Partners in Health:

International Organization for Migration:

SOS Children's Village:

Catholic Relief Services:

Mennonite Central Committee

St. Boniface Haiti Foundation:

Kids Against Hunger:

Lambi Fund

Episcopal Relief and Development

Adventist Development and Relief Agency

Compassion International

Outreach International:

Partners in Development:

Hope for Haiti:

Beyond Borders:

American Jewish World Service:

Food for the Poor:

Search Dog Foundation

Habitat for Humanity

Fondation Odette Roy Fombrun:

Lutheran World Relief:

Haitian Health Foundation:

Childcare Worldwide:

Friends of the World Food Program:

Samaritan's Purse:

International Eye Foundation:

Operation USA:

Save the Children:

Save the Children Australia:

Meds and Food for Kids:

Direct Relief International:

Salvation Army:

Operation Blessing International:

World Wide Village:

International Relief Teams:


World Vision:

MOSCTHA - Socio-Cultural Movement of Haitian Workers

World Concern:

Mission Aviation Fellowship

Converge Worldwide


if you know of additional information that should be added to our page or if you feel one of these organizations does not belong, please email

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