haiti

Yesterday the country of Haiti suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. As many as 500,000 residents are feared to have perished, and millions are in need of help. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, with the average person making just 400 dollars a year. Now more than ever, they need our help.

Recording artist Wyclef Jean’s foundation, Yele Haiti, is accepting text message donations. Pick up your phone and text “YELE” to 501501 to donate 5 dollars to help the efforts in Haiti.  You can donate up to six times.  Charges will appear on your cell phone bill.

The Red Cross has a similar donation method set up.  Text HAITI to 90999 to donate 10 dollars towards The Red Cross’ efforts.

Here are links to some other organizations you can contribute to, courtesy of CNN:

International Medical Corps
Direct Relief International
World Vision
International Relief Teams
Yéle Haiti
American Red Cross
Operation USA
CARE
Catholic Relief Services
World Food Programme
World Concern
Save the Children
UNICEF USA
Mercy Corps
Operation Blessing International
Shelterbox
Americares
Operation USA
Doctors Without Borders
Medical Teams International
The International Committee of the Red Cross
The Salvation Army