Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief

Jeff VanderMeer • January 13th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm • Uncategorized

The situation in Haiti following the earthquake is terrible. Here’s information on how you can help. It reads in part:

“In a blog post on the U.S. State Department Web site, Clinton’s Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills called for those wanting to help to donate $10 by texting “HAITI” to “90999.” The $10 donation will go automatically to the Red Cross “to help with relief efforts” and will be charged directly to your cell phone bill, the Web site said.”

2 Responses to “Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief”

  1. Sam says:

    Worked quite well. Received a confirmation text to which you reply ‘YES’ and then you’re done, you get another really quick verification text.

  2. Dan Read says:

    If you prefer to donate to specific organizations, and/or not the familiar large relief agencies, this page has a list of established organizations that are actively working on relief and accepting donations:

    http://www.interaction.org/crisis-list/earthquake-haiti

    I donated through the text message thing also, but have not yet received a confirmation message. I’m sure that SMS server is getting hit pretty hard.

    Best,
    Dan

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