How to Help Haiti after the Devastating Earthquake of 2010

The people of Haiti need your help...
by Updated January 14, 2010

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake that registered 7.0 on the richter scale.  The center of the massive earthquake was just 9 miles from Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.  It's been estimated that as many as 100,000 people may have died, another 3 million affected and large parts of the island's infrastructure destroyed by the giant quake.  If you also tack on the fact that Haiti is considered to be the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, there should be no doubt that the people of Haiti absolutely need help in dealing with this huge disaster from people like you and from people all around the world. 

It's never been easier to donate money to relief organizations who can then get help to the people who need it most immediately.  The internet and mobile phones make it fast and easy to donate to relief organizations like the Red Cross and Yele Haiti (musician Wyclef Jean's Haiti focused organization).  Here's how you can be a part of helping those in desperate need right now in Haiti:

Donate on the web

Donate by phone

Donate by text (US only)

  • The American Red Cross has made it simple to send a $10 donation by texting "Haiti" to 90999 (the donation will get charged to you cell phone bill).
  • Yele Haiti (Wyclef Jean's sponsered organization) has made text donations available as well.  Use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill).


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