How to Help Haiti: Earthquake Relief

Haitian Earthquake Relief: Private and Public organizations lending a hand for Haiti

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Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, www.clintonbushhaitifund.org/

In the aftermath of the disaster, President Barack Obama asked President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush to raise funds for immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts to help those who are most in need of food, water, shelter, medical care, and support. In response, the two Presidents established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) to identify and fulfill unmet needs in the region, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life of those affected over the long term, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and country.

Text donations from Your Cell Phone and your Cell accounts will be billed:

To donate $10 to the Clinton Foundation: TEXT HAITI to 20222

To donate $5 to Wyclef Jean’s Yele fund: TEXT YELE to 50150

To donate $10 to the American Red Cross: TEXT HAITI to 90999

Hollywood Unites for Haiti, http://www.hufh.org/
This organization was founded by Haitian native and Los Angeles-based actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, who spent more than two days wondering about the fate of his elderly parents in Haiti after learning that a house he had grown up in collapsed, killing several of his relatives. (He located his parents, who are alive, on the afternoon of January 16).

California for Hait, www.californiaforhaiti.org

Martine Jean, (310) 592-2636

California for Haitians is a coalition of local Haitian community members, including TiGeorges LaGuerre, Martine Jean and Kassava Caribbean Restaurant.  Donations of the following are welcome: water, canned foods, (particularly sardines), can openers, medical supplies (surgical face mask), shoes, and clothing. There are drop boxes for donations at both Tigeorges Chicken and Kassava Caribbean.

Tigeorges Chicken, Tigeorges LaGuerre, Owner, 309 Glendale Boulevard, los angeles, CA 90026, (213) 944-1515

Kassava Caribbean, Jean-Claude La Marre, Owner, 8600 3rd Street,Los Angeles, CA  90048, (310) 385-0233

Adventist Development and Review and Agency, www.adra.org/site/PageServer

ADRA is launching an initial response worth $85,000 to meet the immediate needs of survivors. According to an initial assessment, the immediate needs include water purification supplies, food, temporary shelter materials, hygiene kits, and medical assistance

American Red Cross, www.redcross.org

The United Nations World Food Program, www.wfp.org

The Salvation Army, www.salvationarmyusa.org

Action Against Hunger, www.actionagainsthunger.org

Project HOPE, www.projecthope.org

Partners in Health, www.pih.org

PUBLIC DONATION INFORMATION

www.usaid.gov

The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations. Information on organizations responding to the humanitarian situation in Haiti may be available at www.reliefweb.int. USAID encourages cash donations because they allow aid professionals to procure the exact items needed (often in the affected region); reduce the burden on scarce resources (such as transportation routes, staff time, warehouse space, etc); can be transferred very quickly and without transportation costs; support the economy of the disaster stricken region; and ensure culturally, dietary, and environmentally appropriate assistance.

More information can be found at:

USAID: www.usaid.gov – Keyword: Donations

The Center for International Disaster Information: www.cidi.org or (703) 276-1914

Information on relief activities of the humanitarian community can be found at www.reliefweb.int

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces Launch of State.Gov “Person Finder” Tool for Those Missing in Haiti.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today the launch of a new tool on www.state.gov, the “Person Finder,” to allow people to find and share information on missing loved ones in Haiti. The tool can be found at http://www.state.gov/haitiquake.  This Person Finder can be used by anyone looking for or having information about anyone in Haiti.  People around the world are turning to the Internet to search for information on friends and family in Haiti: however, accurate information is fragmented and difficult to locate.

The State Department convened a call with NGOs and the tech community to brainstorm how to innovatively utilize technology in the ongoing search and rescue efforts. As a result of the call, a group of engineers from the private, public, and NGO sectors come together to build the “Person Finder.” It is a simple tool that allows people to locate and contribute information on people in Haiti. This tool is available in French and English, and can be embedded on any website.

In addition to helping people find their loved ones, this tool will make the data accessible to other governments and private organizations in an easily manageable and accessible format.

This list is provided as a service to our readers.  Caribpress Newspaper is not affiliated with these organizations and does not specifically endorse them.

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