How You Can Help Haiti Quake Victims

Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children all accepting donations
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2010 11:32 AM CST
Earthquake survivors huddle together in a shantytown on the outskirts of Port au Prince, following a major earthquake in Haiti, Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Marek/American Red Cross)
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(Newser) – Disaster relief agencies are streaming into Haiti, trying to provide safe water, medical supplies, and temporary shelter for victims of the devastating earthquake there. Here are some ways you can donate to the cause, from the Daily News:

  • Text “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to Wyclef Jean’s earthquake relief fund.
  • Go to redcross.org and click the Donate link or call (800) REDCROSS. The Red Cross isn’t accepting volunteers to travel to Haiti, however.

  • Donate to UNICEF at unicefusa.org/haitiquake, or call (800) 4UNICEF.
  • Send checks, made out to “Save the Children,” to Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880, or visit savethechildren.org.
  • Go to directrelief.org to donate to Direct Relief International.
  • Donate to Mercy Corp. at mercycorps.org, or mail a check made out to Haiti Earthquake Fund, Dept. NR, PO Box 2669, Portland, Ore. 97208.
For information about friends or family in Haiti, call the State Department’s toll-free line at 1-888-407-4747.
(Read more Haiti earthquake stories.)

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