Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help Haiti

I know most if not all of you reading this must love make up and nail polish. Like me, I imagine many of you spend some amount of money on new things monthly if not more often. I'd like to ask that this week instead of spending that money on cosmetics that you find a way to help the people in Haiti, who were victims to a terrible earthquake on Tuesday that has destroyed their cities and left many dead, injured, and missing. There are so many charities that are rushing to aid Haiti and I know many of them could use either volunteers or donations. Even if you can only give $5 it will make a difference to someone in Haiti who is now without a home or food. If you live outside of the US go to the websites of local news stations, I know a lot of them have information on local charities.

If you find an organization you want to donate to, but aren't sure about how responsibly they'll spend your money go to http://www.charitynavigator.org/.

You can text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. It will charge the money to your cell bill. Or redcross.org has a donation link as well.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/emergency-earthquake-relief-fund-for-haiti/

http://www.savethechildren.org/get-involved/fundraising-challenges/alt-ways-to-give-earthquake-haiti-0110.html

http://doctorswithoutborders.org/

Action Against Hunger, 877-777-1420
Agape Flights, 941-584-8078
American Red Cross, 800-733-2767
American Jewish World Service, 212-792-2900
AmeriCares, 800-486-4357
Beyond Borders, 866-424-8403
CARE, 800-521-2273
CarmaFoundation
Catholic Relief Services, 800-736-3467
Childcare Worldwide, 800-553-2328
Concern Worldwide, 212-557-8000
Cross International, 800-391-8545
Direct Relief International, 805-964-4767
Doctors Without Borders, 888-392-0392
Feed My Starving Children, 763-504-2919
Food for the Poor, 800-427-9104
Friends of WFP, 866-929-1694
Haiti Children, 877-424-8454
Haiti Foundation Against Poverty
Haiti Marycare, 203-675-4770
Haitian Health Foundation, 860-886-4357
Hope for Haiti, 239-434-7183
International Medical Corps, 800-481-4462
International Rescue Committee, 877-733-8433
International Relief Teams, 619-284-7979
Lutheran World Relief, 800-597-5972
Medical Teams International, 800-959-4325
Meds and Food for Kids, 314-420-1634
Mennonite Central Committee, 888-563-4676
Mercy Corps, 888-256-1900
Operation Blessing, 800-730-2537
Operation USA, 800-678-7255
Oxfam, 800-776-9326
Partners in Health, 617-432-5298
Rural Haiti Project, 347-405-5552
The Salvation Army, 800-725-2769
Samaritan's Purse, 828-262-1980
Save the Children, 800-728-3843
UN Central Emergency Response Fund
UNICEF, 800-367-5437
World Concern, 800-755-5022
World Hope International, 888-466-4673
World Relief, 800-535-5433
World Vision, 888-511-6548
Yele Haiti, 212-352-0552
Wyclef Jean's grassroots org
Text Yele to 501 501 to donate $5 via your cellphone