YÃ©le Haiti – has set up a monetary system on their main page
CNN setup “Impact Your World” for how you can help:-
â€¢ International Medical Corps
â€¢ Direct Relief International
â€¢ World Vision
â€¢ International Relief Teams
â€¢ YÃ©le Haiti
â€¢ American Red Cross
â€¢ Catholic Relief Services
â€¢ World Food Programme
â€¢ World Concern
â€¢ Save the Children
â€¢ Samaritan’s Purse
â€¢ World Health Organization
â€¢ UNICEF USA
â€¢ Mercy Corps
â€¢ Operation Blessing International
â€¢ Operation USA
â€¢ Doctors Without Borders
â€¢ Medical Teams International
â€¢ The International Committee of the Red Cross
â€¢ The Salvation Army
â€¢ American Jewish World Services
â€¢ Habitat for Humanity International
â€¢ MAP International
Also – WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS!!! — CNN put together this to help you.
OTHER RESOURCES & SOCIAL MEDIA INFO:-
* 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.
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
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.
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.
My only opinion on this is: ignorance is one hell of aÂ 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?
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.
Sasha Muradali runs the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (â€™07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(â€™08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ delivered to your Kindle.