Help Haiti: How? Where? What? How much?

The tragedy of the Haitian earthquake has dominated the news this week, with potentially hundreds of thousands dead or missing and the capital of Port-au-Prince essentially demolished. Unless you work for a relief organization, you probably have no way to go in person to help with disaster relief - but you can donate money to help. Here are a few organizations with pages that allow you to donate directly to Haitian earthquake relief:

Direct Relief International - DRI is partnering with FedEx to airlift $2 million in medical supplies to Haiti, including water purification products, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and supplies for trauma and wound care.

Heifer International - Click on the link provided to go directly to Heifer's Haiti Earthquake Relief page. They already had projects set up to aid Haitians in creating sustainable farmland with crop diversity, plus gifts of livestock, seeds, trees, and grain, but all funds donated through this page will go towards immediate recovery and rebuilding.

Red Cross - Through this page, you can select where your donation will go - they have a box for "Haiti Relief and Development." Monies will go towards mobilizing relief workers and supplies.

World Concern - Funds donated to World Concern will be used initially for blankets, emergency shelters, and supplies of clean drinking water, as existing water systems are likely contaminated with sewage due to damage.

World Vision - World Vision will use all donations for food, clean water, blankets, and tents for displaced earthquake victims. They are already on the ground delivering supplies.



Posted on 01.14.10 at 2:08 PM

Partners in Health is also a good place to give - they've got people in the ground there in Haiti, so, one hopes, the money you donate might be put to use quicker. Doctors without Borders is another group with folks on the ground already helping.

yoga ninja mama

Posted on 01.14.10 at 2:25 PM

thank you for posting this <3. i hope other outblush visitors will be inspired to open their hearts and donate.


Posted on 01.14.10 at 3:44 PM

don't forget about Doctors Without Borders. they have very low admin costs so most of your $$ goes directly to helping people. they have treated well over 1000 people already in Haiti.


Posted on 01.14.10 at 4:41 PM

It's great to give through MercyCorps as an alternative to Red Cross because they have less overhead so your money goes further. Of course, the Red Cross is amazing, too, so do what you can, but just thought I'd throw that out there.

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