Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti Relief Links

Having been on the receiving end of so much help during Katrina, I am looking for any way possible to help the people of Haiti. The bodies are piling up in the street. Many people have no place to go, and when I say "many" the numbers are enormous. So far I have found these relief organizations, I'm sure there are more. I will add to them as I find them, but I felt an immediate response was necessary so I am posting these links. We are not rich, but I remember how many reached out to us personally after the storm. Even five bucks will help and I feel compelled to complete the circle of help that I was so lucky to be a part of nearly five years ago.

Planting Peace (orphanages and other worthy efforts)

Yele Haiti This is Wyclef Jean's organization. He has an alternate way to donate, although the system went down last night. It is evidently back up and running, but the website is up for sure. Alternate giving method: •Text "Yele" to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. The $5 will be added to your phone bill. You can visit and click on DONATE."

Catholic Relief Services Regardless of your view of Catholicism, these folks have been down there for 55 years and their Archbishop died in the Quake. They are still working to do what needs to be done.

Doctors Without Borders These folks lost three hospitals in the Quake. They too, are still working.

As I said, I'll be posting more links as I find them, or readers, please put links in your comments if you can add to this list.


Juanita said...

E.J. said...

Send aid to St. John The Baptist parish in LaVallee, Haiti through the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, TN. I can personally vouch for the credibility of the church's relationship to this village in Haiti.

Maitri said...

ICRC - they're established in Haiti - and they're not the American Red Cross. I trust them and Doctors Without Borders.

If you're going to give money, check the Charity Navigator for the financial health of the company through which you are giving.

Heard from the Smoking Gun website that Yele has high overhead and tax issues.

Biggest needs of Haiti right now are clean drinking water and for the port to get fixed ASAP with our military help so aid can get in.

E.J. said...

Maitri, thanks for the tips and links. So if the biggest need now falls to the military, should I send a check to the Dept. of Defense?


jennifer said...

this is a local organization that is sending a plane out on sunday.
they will be going to sams tomorrow to buy more supplies to send out.
the president is my math professor from uno and i would trust her with my life! if you are looking for a smaller charity to send to think about this one.

AHDH Donation Collection Extended! 10 -2 Saturday, January 16

Thank you so much for joining our humanitarian efforts.Here are some useful info:
1- To make a donation, go to, and you have the choice of a: mailing a check to AHDH, Inc. to the address indicated b: go to Firstgiving and use your credi...t card

2- To bring supplies, if you are in the New Orleans area, go to: 2411 Treasure St, (Off Elysian Fields and I-610 overpass, Imani Temple)We are accepting:

a- Medicines: Antibiotics, analgesics(even over the counter), IV fluid, anesthetics, antihypertensives, antiglycemics, antibiotics, IV fluids, chloride tablets, etcPrenatal vitamins and Iron,
b- Non perishable items/dry foods: sugar, beans, spaghetti, rice, flour, cooking oil, canned fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, canned meats like ham, bottles of water etc
c- Small supplies: Single user tents, flashlights with battery, small portable radios, small blankets, toiletries
Projected day of departure: Sunday Jan 17th from New Orleans International Airport.

More details to follow Remain blessed and in touch. Charles Rene

E.J. said...

Text 20222 to send $10 to the Clinton foundation

Bill Clinton & George W. Bush foundation created with the urging of Pres. Obama

cleartheroad said...

Excellent info, thanks.

Here are links to two additional great sites, with credible information and proposals to make relief efforts productive and not wasteful:

Check out how we can all do something to make sure the help gets into the hands of the victims.