To donate to specific relief efforts in Haiti:
Save the Children
International Red Cross
International Medical Corps
The State Dept has set up hotline for Americans to inquire after family in Haiti: 888-407-4747
@wyclef: Haiti is in need of immediate AID please text Yele to 510 510 and donate $5 toward earthquake relief.
For those interesting in helping immediately, simply text “HAITI” to “90999″ and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.
In the words of @dopegirlfresh, if you cannot donate money, check in with the local branches of many of these orgs to see if you can donate time. I am also looking for info on local NYC orgs who have a history of really good work porque I know that some peeps don’t trust the big orgs (and sometimes with good reason).
Updated : Just got an email from MADRE :
MADRE has activated an emergency response through our partner organization, Zamni Lasante Clinic. The doctors, nurses and community health workers there are working to get bring medical assistance and supplies to areas that have been hardest hit.
The most urgent needs right now are bandages, broad-spectrum antibiotics and other medical supplies, as well as water tablets to prevent cholera outbreaks. The need for food, shelter and other types of relief are growing by the hour.