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: