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Haiti: Resources and how to help

In the wake of the utter devastation inflicted by the earthquake in Haiti, the efforts and contributions of people everywhere are crucial. If you're looking for ways to help, try these organizations:

The U.S. State Department Operations Center has established a hotline for Americans seeking information about relatives in Haiti: (888) 407-4747.

The department cautioned that because of heavy volume, some callers may hear a recording.

Listed here are some leading examples of the many relief organizations which have mobilized for Haiti. Following is a list of relief organizations requesting donations, and other resources, arranged alphabetically. For independent evaluations of these groups, please see CharityNavigator.

If you are a member of an organization working to bring aid to Haiti and would like to be added to the list please email daniel.siegal@latimes.com with HAITI: HOW TO HELP in the subject line, and relevant information in the body, thanks.


• Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
In response to a request from President Obama to help with both long- and short-term needs in Haiti, former President Bill Clinton and former President George W. Bush established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF).

To contribute, you can visit their online donation page or mail a check to:

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
c/o William J. Clinton Foundation
Donations Department
610 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

or

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
c/o Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

• American Red Cross
Disaster Online Newsroom

The American Red Cross is on the ground in Haiti.

Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti. The donation will be charged to your cellphone bill.

To send a check: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013;
1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)
www.redcross.org

Spirit Airlines is offering 5,000 "free spirit" miles for donating to the Red Cross.
Choice Hotels is allowing members to use their points to donate to the American Red Cross Haiti relief effort.

• AmeriCares
CNN's Ann Curry suggests donating to AmeriCares, who are "gearing up to take in medicines to Haiti," she says.

• International Medical Corps
Santa Monica-based International Medical Corps says it has an emergency response team providing medical care outside the general hospital near the presidential palace in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Members of the team are also visiting hospitals around the city to assess their needs. The group is accepting donations on its website imcworldwide.org.

If the page will not load, call 310 826-7800 x119, or email donation@imcworldwide.org

• Mercy Corps
A group of Mercy Corps relief workers began arriving in Haiti on Thursday.
Donate online: donate.mercycorps.org
To send a check:
Mercy Corps; Haiti Earthquake Fund; Dept NR; PO Box 2669; Portland, OR 97208
1-888-256-1900

• National Nurses United
www.nationalnursesunited.org A national organization of registered nurses is calling for nurses throughout the U.S. to volunteer to assist Haitian residents by providing emergency short term and long term medical support. Nurses can sign up at the NNU Web site.

• Save the Children
Donate online: savethechildren.org
1-800-728-3843
Donate $10 by texting "SAVE" to 20222
Information on Save the Children's emergency response in Haiti here.

• Unicef
Donations to Unicef can be made online, by printing a form, or by calling 1.800.FOR.KIDS (1.800.367.5437).

Spirit Airlines is offering 5,000 "free spirit" miles for donating to Unicef.

• United Nations World Food Program
The United Nations World Food Program is the largest UN agency coordinating the response to the Haiti earthquake. Donations can be made at www.wfp.org.



• Yele Haiti
Haitian-born Wyclef Jean is asking his fans to donate to the community service organization he founded in Haiti, Yele Haiti. Donations can be made at the site, or automatically by texting YELE to 501501 to give $5. More information about Yele Haiti here.

Spirit Airlines is offering 5,000 "free spirit" miles for donating to Yele Haiti.

Alphabetical list of relief organizations:


• ActionAid International USA
Donate online: www.actionaidusa.org
1-202-835-1240

• Action Against Hunger
Donate online: www.actionagainsthunger.org
1-800-424-2372

• Adventist Development and Relief Agency
Donate online: www.adra.org
1-877-777-1420

• Agape Flights
Donate online: www.agapeflights.com
1-941-584-8078

• American Refugee Committee
Donate online: www.arcrelief.org
1-800-875-7060

• American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Donate online: www.jdc.org
1-212-687-6200

• American Jewish World Service
Donate online: ajws.org
1-212-792-2900

• AmeriCares
Donate online: www.americares.org
1-800-486-4357

• Artists for Peace and Justice
Donate online: www.artistsforpeaceandjustice.com
info@artistsforpeaceandjustice.com

• Beyond Borders
Donate online: www.beyondborders.net
1-866-424-8403

• B'nai B'rith International
Donate online: www.bnaibrith.org
1-202-857-6600

• CARE
Donate online: www.care.org
1-800-521-2273

• CarmaFoundation
Donate online: www.carmafoundation.org

• Catholic Relief Services
Donate online: crs.org
1-800-736-3467

• CHF International
Donate online: www.chfinternational.org
1-866-779-2243

• Childcare Worldwide
Donate online: www.childcareworldwide.org
1-800-553-2328

• ChildFund International
Donate online: www.childfund.org
1-800-776-6767

• Church World Services
Donate online: www.churchworldservice.org
1-800-297-1516

• Clinton Foundation
Donate online: www.clintonfoundation.org
1-501-748-0471
Text "HAITI" to 20222 to donate $10 to the Clinton Foundation's Haiti relief efforts

• Concern Worldwide
Donate online: www.concernusa.org
1-212-557-8000

• Convoy of Hope
Donate online: www.convoyofhope.org
1-417-823-8998

• Cross International
Donate online: www.crossinternational.org
1-800-391-8545

• CRUDEM Foundation
Donate online: www.crudem.org
1-413-642-0450

• CRWRC
Donate online: www.crwrc.org
1-800-55-CRWRC

• Direct Relief International
Donate online: www.directrelief.org
1-805-964-4767

• Doctors Without Borders
Donate online: doctorswithoutborders.org
1-888-392-0392

• Episcopal Relief and Development
Donate online: www.er-d.org
1-800-334-7626

• Feed My Starving Children
Donate online: www.fmsc.org
1-763-504-2919

• FINCA International
Donate online: www.villagebanking.org
1-202-682-1510

• Food for the Hungry
Donate online: http://www.fh.org
1-800-248-6437

• Food for the Poor
Donate online: www.foodforthepoor.org
1-800-427-9104

• Friends of WFP
Donate online: www.friendsofwfp.org
1-866-929-1694

• Friends of the Orphans
Donate online: www.friendsoftheorphans.org
1-312-386-7499

• Grassroots International
Donate online: www.grassrootsonline.org
1-617-524-1400



• Habitat for Humanity
Donate online: www.habitat.org
1-800-422-4828

• Haiti Children
Donate online: www.haitichildren.com
1-877-424-8454

• Haiti Foundation Against Poverty
Donate online: haitifoundation.com
1-616-608-6606

• Haitian Health Foundation
Donate online: www.haitianhealthfoundation.org
1-860-886-4357

• Haiti Marycare
Donate online: www.haitimarycare.com
1-203-675-4770

• Haitian Orthodox Mission
• Hands Together
Donate online: www.handstogether.org
1-413-731-7716

• Healing Hands for Haiti
Donate online: www.healinghandsforhaiti.org
1-651-769-5846

• Heifer International
Donate online: www.heifer.org
1-800-696-1918
Heifer has worked in Haiti for more than 10 years and currently works with more than 16,000 families in Haiti, providing gifts of livestock, seeds, trees and training, to help them become self-reliant.

• Helping Hands International Foundation
Donate online: www.hhifinc.org
1-800-986-9640
Helping Hands International Foundation is organizing a medical relief team to go to Haiti on Feb. 7th, and needs medical supplies, especially pain medications Morphine and Dilaudid. They also have room for more doctors and nurses - interested parties should contact them at info@hhifinc.org

• Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
Donate online: www.hashaiti.org
A hospital 40 miles outside Port-au-Prince that needs all the help it can get to treat the 500+ patients currently seeking treatment at the 80 bed facility.

• Hope for Haiti
Donate online: www.hopeforhaiti.com
1-239-434-7183

• Humane Society of the United States
Donate online: www.humanesociety.org
1-301-258-8276

• International Child Care
Donate online: www.internationalchildcare.org
1-800-722-4453

• International Medical Corps
Donate online: www.imcworldwide.org
1-800-481-4462

• International Organization for Migration
Donate online: www.iom.int

• International Rescue Committee
Donate online: www.theirc.org
1-877-733-8433

• International Relief Teams
Donate online: www.irteams.org
1-619-284-7979

• Interpreters and Translators Volunteering for Haiti
Sign up or look for a translator on Facebook
For those seeking translation resources relating to Haiti

• Islamic Relief USA
Donate online: www.islamicreliefusa.org
1-888-479-4968

• Limbs For Life Foundation
Visit the blog : HERE
1-405-843-5174
Limbs for Life hopes to send its first mission to the island and build 50 prosthetic limbs for Haiti by Feb. 15, 2010

• Logistics Cluster Blog
Visit the blog : HERE
Realtime updates from Haiti, plus information for volunteers and others who want to help.

• Lutheran World Relief
Donate online: www.lwr.org
1-800-597-5972

• MADRE
Donate online: www.madre.org
1-212-627-0444

• MAP International
Donate online: www.map.org
1-800-225-8550

• Medical Benevolence Foundation
Donate online: www.mbfoundation.org
1-800-547-7627

• Medical Teams International
Donate online: www.medicalteams.org
1-800-959-4325

• Meds and Food for Kids
Donate online: mfkhaiti.org
1-314-420-1634

• Mennonite Central Committee
Donate online: mcc.org
1-888-563-4676

• Mercy Corps
Donate online: www.mercycorps.org
1-888-256-1900

• Merlin USA
Donate online: merlin-usa.org

• Missionaries of the Poor
Donate online: www.missionariesofthepoor.org
1-404-248-1197

• National Nurses United
• Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
Donate online: www.ncm.org
1-800-306-9950

• New Life for Haiti
Donate online: newlifeforhaiti.org
1-815-436-7633

• Operation Blessing
Donate online: community.ob.org
1-800-730-2537

• Operation USA
Donate online: www.opusa.org
1-800-678-7255

• Oxfam
Donate online: www.oxfamamerica.org
1-800-776-9326

• Partners in Health
Donate online: www.pih.org
1-617-432-5298

• Partners of the Americas
Donate online: www.partners.net
1-202-628-3300

• Project Medishare
Donate online: www.projectmedishare.org
1-305-762-6448

• Relief International
Donate online: www.ri.org/

• RHEMA International
Donate online: rhemainternational.org
1-248-652-9894

• Rural Haiti Project
Donate online: www.ruralhaitiproject.org
1-347-405-5552

• Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation
Donate online: www.haitihealth.org
1-781-963-7243

• Salvation Army
Donate online: salvationarmyusa.org
1-800-SAL-ARMY

• Samaritan's Purse
Donate online: www.samaritanspurse.org
1-828-262-1980

• Save the Children
Donate online: www.savethechildren.org
1-800-728-3843
Donate $10 by texting "SAVE" to 20222

• ShelterBox
Donate online: www.shelterbox.org
+44(0)1326-569782 [U.K.]

• Tzu Chi Foundation USA
• UNICEF
Donate online: www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake
1-800-367-5437

• United Methodist Committee on Relief
Donate online: new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/
1-800-554-8583

• United Nations World Food Program
Donate online: www.wfp.org/donate/haiti

• Water Missions International
Donate online: www.watermissions.org
1-866-280-7107

• World Concern
Donate online: www.worldconcern.org
1-800-755-5022

• World Hope International
Donate online: www.worldhope.org
1-888-466-4673

• World Relief
Donate online: worldrelief.org
1-800-535-5433

• World Vision
Donate online: www.worldvision.org
1-888-511-6548

• Yele Haiti
Donate online: Yele Haiti.
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