Haiti Relief Information (plus Robertson & Olbermann videos)

Wyclef Jean’s non-profit info:-

Y̩le Haiti Рhas set up a monetary system on their main page

Photo by Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images

CNN setup “Impact Your World” for how you can help:-

• International Medical Corps
• Direct Relief International
• World Vision
• International Relief Teams
• Yéle Haiti
• American Red Cross
• CARE
• Catholic Relief Services
• World Food Programme
• World Concern
• Save the Children
• Samaritan’s Purse
• World Health Organization
•
UNICEF USA
• Mercy Corps
• Operation Blessing International
• Shelterbox
• Americares
• Operation USA
• Doctors Without Borders
• Medical Teams International
• The International Committee of the Red Cross
• The Salvation Army
• American Jewish World Services
• Habitat for Humanity International
• MAP International

Also – WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS!!! — CNN put together this to help you.

LISANDRO SUERO/Getty Images

OTHER RESOURCES & SOCIAL MEDIA INFO:-

Danny Brown’s 12 for 12 K is also hosting a Haiti Relief effort in partnership with Hope for Haiti that you can find here.

* Missing family/relatives: The U.S. State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747 (due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording).

Planet Green by Discovery [Channel] – 10 Ways to Help Haiti Relief Efforts.

The United States White House blog on Haiti.

Because of Florida’s close proximity to Haiti, Miami is bringing in victims to the local hospitals. Keep on top of the news with ABC’s Local Ten or here.

@DevnaCNN Spoke with UPS rep who said rumors of free shipping to #Haiti are NOT true. #cnn #haiticnn

Video: Hillary Clinton: ‘We’ve got to save lives’ http://bit.ly/8UW6Jy

Anderson Cooper outside of the National Cathedral http://bit.ly/8VHWP4

The Huffington Post’s GIANT Haiti Earthquake Page

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TEXTING DONATIONS:-

Text the word “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5
On behalf of the Yele Foundation, the leading contributor to rebuilding Haiti founded by Wyclef Jean

Text the word “Haiti” to 85944 to donate $5
On behalf of the Rescue Committee

Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10
On behalf of the Red Cross in the U.S.

(source)

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Montreal La Presse, Ivanoh Demers

A Small Bit of PR/Media
( because I need to get this out of my system and off my chest :( )

If you’ve been hearing about the Pat Robertson stuff associated with Haiti, here you go, I got it from the Assoicated Press & the LA Times:-

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 24-hours after the only third-world country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti, was hit by a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake, Pat Robertson blamed the island nation for the quake because he said the Haitians “swore a pact to the Devil” in the past.

“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the Devil. They said, we will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French. True story. And so, the Devil said, okay it’s a deal.”

The LA Times is reporting that Robertson IS donating to Haiti and above you’ll see that Operation Blessings International is one of the organizations on CNN’s list:-

Spokesman Chris Roslan says Robertson never stated that Tuesday’s earthquake was God’s wrath. He says Robertson’s Operation Blessing group is sending millions of dollars in medication and relief workers to the country.

Check this tweet out from the Huffington Post via @PublicityNews: Pat Robertson ‘A Public Relations Nightmare,’ Says God http://bit.ly/80MELQ #PR

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My only opinion on this is: ignorance is one hell of a  drug. Move over Kanye West, you have officially been de-throned as King of the Jerks by Pat Robertson. Keith Olbermann basically sums up my feelings on the matter towards Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson for their “sick comments”:-

“Even the worst of us in this political mosh pit of the early 21st century can stop on occasion in grief and human sympathy and mourning, or just in self-preservation…”

…”Mr. Robertson, Mr. Limbaugh, your lives are not worth those of the lowest, meanest, poorest of those victims still lying under that rubble in Haiti tonight. You serve no good, you serve no God. You inspire only stupidity and hatred, and I would wish you to hell. But knowing how empty your souls must be for you to be able to say such things in a time of such pain, I suspect the vacant, purposeless lives you both live now are hell enough already.” — Keith Olbermann

  • I wonder Robertson’s fellow Evangelical Christians are thinking?
  • Do they or do they not agree?
  • What do you think?

AP Photo/Mike Meadows

On that note, as I find resources that are trust-worthy, I’ll update for you. If you have any info you think would be relevant put it in the comments and I’ll add it.

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Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the ‘Little Pink Book’ delivered to your Kindle.

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  1. I have sympathy for Haiti people.

  2. I have sympathy for Haiti people.

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