By now I’m sure everyone has seen the graphic images of the devastation that hit Haiti after an earthquake struck this week. If you haven’t seen these images, take my word for it: these people need our help. For a country that was already struggling, a natural disaster of this proportion is completely devastating. People from around the world are rallying around our Haitian sisters and brothers to aid them in this difficult time.
Though there is an overwhelming amount to be done, it doesn’t take a whole lot for someone like you or me to help. The news media, U.S. government and charitable organizations have all said that the easiest way to assist in the relief effort is to make a cash donation. If these organizations have cash money, they can buy the supplies needed much closer to Haiti, instead of trying to ship them all the way from the U.S.
The most comprehensive relief effort listing I have found is at CNN.com/impact. I have copied it here for you to make giving easier and safer. All of this information has been verified by CNN to be reputable and valid. Please join me in aiding Haiti.
You can also text donations for Haiti relief from your cell phone. In addition to your donation amount,
standard text messaging fees will apply.
Red Cross: Text HAITI to 90999 ($10 donation)
YÃ©le Haiti: Text YELE to 501501 ($5 donation) Or click the orange Yele Haiti banner on the home page.
United Way: Text HAITI to 864833 ($5 donation)
Intl Medical Corps: Text HAITI to 85944 ($10 donation)