Donate to Haiti earthquake relief today!!!

Below are a list of charities providing direct relief to Haitians following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. Checks should be made payable to the organization listed:


By texting the word “HELP” or calling a short code*, Digicel customers in any of its 32 markets worldwide can make a difference to the people of Haiti by contributing directly to the relief efforts following the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and other parts of the country on Tuesday, January 12th, 2009.
Digicel will donate all funds it receives from the text and voice donation line to the relief efforts in Haiti.


American Red Cross

Online: http://www.redcrossstl.org

Text message: Text the word “HAITI” to 90999, and a $10 donation will be given to the Red Cross. The $10 donation will appear on your next mobile bill.

Mail: 10195 Corporate Square, St. Louis, MO 63132-2905

Food for the Poor Haiti Earthquake Relief

Online: http://www.foodforthepoor.org

Telephone: 954-427-2222

Mail: 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073

World Vision Haiti Earthquake Relief

Online: http://www.worldvision.org

Telephone: 866-280-6587

Mail: P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716

UNICEF Haiti Earthquake Relief

Online: http://www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake

Telephone: 1-800-4UNICEF

Mail: U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038

Samaritan’s Purse Haiti Earthquake Relief

Online: samaritanspurse.org

Telephone: 800-528-1980

Mail: P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000

International Rescue Committee

Online: TheIRC.org

Telephone: 877-REFUGEE

Mail: P.O. Box 96651, Washington, DC 20090-6651

Mail: P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607

Catholic Relief Services

Online: CRS.org

Telephone: 800-736-3467

Mail: 228 W. Lexington, Baltimore, MD 21201-3413

Episcopal Relief & Development

Online: www.er-d.org

Telephone: 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129

(No mail option)
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Online: http://www.jdc.org


A one‐time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Messaging & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of International Medical Corps by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying STOP to short code 85944; Reply HELP to 85944 for help.


Reaching family or loved ones:
For inquiries about relatives living and who have citizenship in Haiti, please be patient and call repeatedly until the lines clear or contact other family members who live nearby. Telephone, Internet and other communication lines are often disrupted in times of disaster. People trying to locate U.S. citizens living or traveling in Haiti should contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225.

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