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GiveForward.org has set up the HELP HAITI group to raise necessary aid for the people of Haiti after the 7.0 earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010. To start your own fundraising page for the people of Haiti click \"join group.\"

On January 12, 2010 Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake—the country's worst earthquake in over 200 years. Over 100,000 lives were lost, and some think that number could be closer to 500,000. The capital city was destroyed, the Presidential Palace was horribly damaged, and the UN mission headquarters and National Cathedral were ruined. Haiti must be rebuilt from the ground up immediately, and its citizens need our help.

Here are two ways YOU can help.

(1)  Donate to any of the "Top Fundraisers" on this page.

Or

(2)  Magnify your efforts by clicking the orange "Join Group" button to start your own fundraising page where you can ask your friends and family to donate. 

You can choose to raise money for any US-based aid organization.  If you are not sure which organzation you would like to raise money for, we have selected four organizations that we trust and recommend. Feel free to copy and paste their descriptions and information for your own personal fundraising page.

 

1. The American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/

On January 12, a series of earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 6.5 to 7.3 devastated Haiti. The American Red Cross is working with its partners in the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network, including the Haitian Red Cross, and other partners to assist those affected by this disaster.

Your gift to the American Red Cross will support emergency relief and recovery efforts to help those people affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Assistance provided by the American Red Cross may include deploying personnel, sending relief supplies, and providing financial resources.

EIN 53-0196605

American Red Cross
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

2. Oxfam America: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/

In their words, this is their plan for where funds received will be applied:

A major earthquake has struck Haiti's capital city of Port-Au-Prince. It is a catastrophe of major proportions. Multiple buildings have collapsed, including a hospital, a hotel, and the UN building.

Oxfam has long experience in Haiti, and we're rushing in teams from around the region to respond to the situation where our assistance is most needed. Our response will include providing clean water, shelter, sanitation and helping people recover – your donation will go immediately to the most critical needs in Haiti, and we will ensure that every penny is used wisely.

Please make a generous tax-deductible gift right now to the Haiti Earthquake Response Fund and help us save lives.

EIN: 23-7069110

Oxfam America
226 Causeway Street, 5th Fl
Boston, MA 02114

3. Yele Haiti: http://yele.org

Yéle Haiti is a foundation started by Grammy-Award winning musician, producer and social entrepreneur Wyclef Jean that is changing lives in this desperately poor but optimistic nation through education, health, environment and community development.

From Wyclef: I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must ACT NOW.

Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please contribute to this dire situation.

EIN: 65-0823881

320 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036-3845

4. Partners in Health: http://standwithhaiti.org

PIH has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. We urgently need your support to help those affected by the recent earthquake.

Partners In Health (PIH) works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world.

EIN: 04-3567502

Partners In Health
888 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

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Thank you for contributing to this relief effort, and please share this link (www.giveforward.org/haiti) with anyone who might be sitting in their cubicles right now wondering what they can do to help.

Sincerely,

The GiveForward Team

 


 

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