As most of you have already heard, a terrible earthquake (the worst in over 200 years) struck Haiti last night. As of a few moments ago, the Haiti prime minister told CNN he believes well over 100,000 have died in earthquake. This already poor country will need a lot of help with rescue and recovery efforts. If you are inclined to help and can spare a few dollars to do so, there are a number of ways to donate:
- You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. Please retweet this on Twitter to help get the word out: RT @RedCross You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in #haiti. You can also donate at the Red Cross web site.
- Singer Wyclef Jean is from Haiti. He is using Twitter to promote relief efforts and you can donate $5 by texting YELE to 501501. Please retweet this on Twitter to help get the word out: RT @Wyclef: Help Haiti Earthquake Relief Donate $5 by texting YELE to 501 501 right now please RT For more information or to donate online, go to: http://yele.org. (I think their web site is overwhelmed right now.)
- You can also help children affected by the earthquake through a donation in any amount to UNICEF through their web site. If you prefer, print a form to send your donation by mail or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS (1.800.367.5437) to donate by phone.