Through an effort backed by the U.S. State Department you can text ‘Haiti’ to 90999 and a $10 dontation will go to support American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti (here).

According to reports, as many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which collapsed government buildings and caused major damage to hospitals in the area.

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  1. Haitian born artist Wyclef Jean has long been a socioeconomic activist for his country through his foundation Yele. You can also text the word, ‘yele’ to 501501 to donate $5, 100% of which goes to disaster relief.

  2. I trying to fly out there and give help for sure. I am also going to be taking a lot of photos to show the world how much help they really need.

  3. We gave to Partners in Health (, as they have been there for a long time, they didn’t lose their facilities and they employ mainly Haitians – along the lines of “teaching a man to fish,” their clinics are staffed and run by locals. Fantastic book about the organization and its founder, Paul Farmer, “Mountains Beyond MOuntains” by Tracy Kidder.

  4. I am a board member of an NGO whose primary mission is medical in Haiti. We have been there since 1989. Community Coalition for Haiti has set-up a restricted fund where 100% of the money will go toward helping those in Port au Prince. I intend to follow our three surgical teams once security is established at the hospital we are working with in Port Au Prince.

    I’ve have shot in Haiti since 1999 and also an active member of CCH. If you are interested in donating through our site – the url is:

    Community Coalition to Haiti was formed from the mission projects of several Northern Virginia churches. We are made up primarily of trauma surgeons, nurses, specialist doctors, hospital administrators, laypeople and the one photographer.

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