How can you help victims in Haiti
Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross. Your cell phone bill will be directly charged the $10 donation amount.
Wyclef Jean’s grassroots organization Yele Haiti:
Text “YELE” to 501501 to contribute $5
toward food distribution and emergency
If you have an iPhone or Android-based smartphone, you can download several free and inexpensive apps that let you donate directly to a specific organization or find a reputable local organization support.
• Red Cross (free) for iPhone
• iLocate Charities (99 cents) for iPhone
• Aloqua (free) for Android
Spread the Word Through Social Networking Sites
Use your favorite social networking sites to let your friends and followers know that you’ve made a donation. Charity is infectious: Spreading the word and making Haiti relief a trending topic could inspire others to donate as well.
After donating, update your Facebook status or Tweet about where you made the donation and how. Pepper your friends and followers’ dashboards with ways to support the relief effort, and suggest that they do the same. Use your smartphone to access Facebook pages and groups that have been set up for Haiti relief.
Web sites and telephone
American Red Cross
To donate, go to RedCross.org, hit donate now button at top and then International Response Fund. Or call 1-800-Red-Cross.
To donate, call 1-800-486-HELP or go to
Habitat for Humanity
To donate, go to habitat.org or call
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
To donate, go to Unicefusa.org
Warning: Please be wary of third-party solicitations for Haiti relief and avoid fraudulent foundations.
This is just a short list of organizations and methods to whom and how you can donate. There are
dozens of others out there. You can help the victims in Haiti.