Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief

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.”

Comments

  1. 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