The earthquake that hit Haiti is one of the worst in history, and we are all witnesses to the suffering that the people of this country are going through. Even though you and I may be worlds away from Haiti, there are many ways by which we can help. For sure, you have been looking for ways to donate so here is a list of organizations that you can check out.
The easiest and surest way would be to donate directly to the Red Cross. If you do not know where the nearest Red Cross office is, you simply have to take out your mobile phone (in the US, at least) and send “Haiti” to 90999. In doing so, you will donate $10, which will be billed to your mobile phone plan. Alternatively, you can call 1-800-REDCROSS for more information and options.
Another organization is Doctors Without Borders. They have been actively involved in charitable activities for as long as anyone can remember and they already have started organizing teams to help out in Haiti. To get in touch with them, call 1-888-392-0392.
The Clintons have been key figures in the relief operations in Haiti, and the Clinton Foundation is accepting donations as well. Text “HAITI” to 20222 to donate $10 towards the operations in the country.
There is a more comprehensive list of organizations which you can contact here. Just a word of caution – be very careful as to where and whom you give money to. As sad as it may be, the reality is that there are still those who would take advantage of the situation.