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How to Help Haiti

January 16, 2010 by  

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My sympathy goes out to everyone in earthquake-ridden Haiti who has suffered loss of family, friends and property.  The news and video remain heart-breaking.

The desire to help relief efforts by making donations seems to be swelling, but please be aware of scams out there.  The legitimate organizations using your money for aid are:
ORGANIZATIONS TAKING DONATIONS TO ASSIST IN HAITI
•    Action Against Hunger- http://actionagainsthunger.org
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ActionAid – http://actionaidusa.org
•    Air Serve International – www.airserv.org
•    Airline Ambassadors – www.airlineamb.org
•    American Red Cross – www.redcross.org/donate or text the word HAITI to 90999 for a $10 donation
•    AmeriCares – www.AmeriCares.org
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CARE – www.care.org/donatehaiti
•    Clinton Foundation – www.clintonfoundation.org or text the word HAITI to 20222 for a $10 donation*
•    Doctors Without Borders – doctorswithoutborders.org
•    Habitat for Humanity – www.habitat.org
•    Humane Society International – www.hsi.org
•    Mercy Corps: Haiti Earthquake Fund – www.mercycorps.org
•    Oxfam America – OxfamAmerica.org/Haiti
•    Partners in Health – www.pih.org
•    Save the Children – http://savethechildren.org
•    The Salvation Army – salvationarmyusa.org
•    UN World Food Programme – www.wfp.org
•    UNICEF – www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake
•    United Way International – www.liveunited.org

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