Thursday, January 14, 2010

How to donate money for disaster relief in Haiti ( To make an automatic $10 donation, text "Haiti" to 90999).

Updated 3 hours 27 minutes ago
Several organizations are taking donations to help Haiti after Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake, which officials fear may have killed as many as 100,000 people. Here are some ways you can help:
* The American Red Cross is taking donations and has already pledged $1 million to the relief effort. You can donate by visiting or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

 To make an automatic $10 donation, text "Haiti" to 90999.

According to the organization's Web site, the Red Cross is not sending volunteers to the country.

* Doctors Without Borders (Medecins San Frontieres) is also taking donations for the relief effort. That organization's Web site is and the phone number is 1-888-392-0392. .donation=form1 or 1-800-FOR-KIDS.

*MercyCorps: or 1-888-256-1900
* Partners in Health, an organization that helps provide people in poor countries access to health care, is also taking donations. Visit or send a check by mail to:
Partners In Health
P.O. Box 845578
Boston, MA 02284-5578
If you are unsure of a charity's legitimacy, visit the Better Business Bureau at to read about the organization.

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