The Earthquake In Haiti?
Rescue teams have now started to arrive in Port Au Prince to offer their support. As ever with events of this magnitude the death toll is set to rise in the coming weeks as the country struggles to cope with the injured and homeless. Rapid work will need to be done to prevent the spread of disease caused by broken sewers and lack of infrastructure. Water and electricity supplies will need to be restarted and building work will be needed as soon as is possible.
If you want to donate to help the rescue teams and charities who are working to support those in Haiti there are several ways to do so. It is worth pointing out that if you want your money to go to those in Haiti rather than to a charity in general then you need to donate to a specific fund. Most of the major disaster relief charity have already set up funds and there are also local charities who need your help. Below is a list of some of the more high profile charities, if you have anything to add please leave a comment or get in touch via the contact page.
The Red Cross
If you are in America you can donate $10 to the Red Cross Haiti earthquake appeal via your cell phone by texting ‘HAITI’ to ‘90999′. You can also visit the Red Cross US site.
Also for Americans: donate $5 to Wyclef Jean’s charity Yele Haiti by texting ‘Yele’ to 501501.
The British Red Cross
You can visit the British Red Cross site to donate to their Haiti Earthquake appeal.
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