ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Numerous agencies are rallying support for relief effortsfollowing the massive earthquake which struck the Caribbean nationof Haiti Tuesday afternoon.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross' primary focus during the initialresponse of an emergency is feeding, sheltering and supplying anyother basic needs. To donate: Go to RedCross.org , hit donate now button at topand then International Response Fund. You also can text "Haiti" to90999 to donate $10 to the International Response Fund. The moneywill go directly to relief efforts in Haiti. Or call1-800-Red-Cross.
This nonprofit disaster relief organization delivers medicine,medical supplies and aid to people in crisis around the world. Todonate, call 1-800-486-HELP or go to AmeriCares.org . Donations will go towardmedicine and medical supplies and for expenses for providing thatmedical aid.
This humanitarian organization's main focus is to fight globalpoverty, specifically by empowering marginalized women and girls.To donate to the Haiti relief fund effort, go to Care.org or call 1-800-521-CARE. Money will gotoward food, water and sanitation, shelter and emergency healthresponse.
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are teaming upto provide immediate relief and long-term support for earthquakevictims. To donate, visit ClintonBushHaitiFund.org. You can also text "QUAKE" to 20222 to donate $10, which willbe added to your cell phone bill, or donate by mail to one of twoaddresses listed on the Web site.
Direct Relief International
Direct Relief provides medical attention to those in need on anongoing basis and in emergencies. Monetary donations go towardmedical aid, supplies and equipment in Haiti. To donate, go to
Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
The humanitarian organization delivers medical care to peoplecaught in crisis. Donations to its Haiti relief efforts will gotoward repairing the obstetrics and trauma hospitals in Haiti thatwere damaged in the earthquake. They also will go to transportingan additional 70 doctors and medical supplies to the island in aneffort to set up makeshift emergency medical response centers. Todonate, go to doctorswithoutborders.org or call1-888-392-0392.
International Medical Corps
This emergency response agency focuses on health in emergencysituations. Monetary donations go toward purchasing medicalsupplies, medicine and emergency kits and transporting thesesupplies. 1-800-481-4462 or go to imcworldwide.org
Medical Teams International
The Christian global health organization sends volunteer medicalteams and supplies to those in the midst of disaster or poverty.Monetary donations will go to supporting the medical teams beingsent to Haiti and to the cost of shipping the medical suppliesdonated by corporations. Donate by going to medicalteams.org and clicking on the "DonateNow" button, or call 1-800-959-HEAL (4325) or send a check toMedical Teams International, P.O. Box 10, Portland, OR 97207.
The organization provides humanitarian assistance and economicopportunities in the world's toughest places, specifically thosedealing with poverty, conflict and instability. To donate, go to MercyCorps.org . Money will toward immediatehumanitarian needs in Haiti, which may include, food, water andtemporary shelter.
The international relief agency provides funding forreconstruction and development aid to communities that haveexperienced disasters, disease and poverty. For its Haiti reliefefforts, the agency plans to use donations for health carematerials, water purification supplies and food supplements. Todonate, go to opusa.org or call 1-800-678-7255 or mail acheck to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave., Suite A, Culver City, CA90232.
Save the Children
The independent organization focuses on children in need in theU.S. globally through programs for health and nutrition, childprotection and education. To donate, go to
The nonprofit delivers boxes of supplies to families of up to 10people. The boxes contain a tent and essential equipment to usewhile individuals are displaced or homeless. To donate, call941-907-6036 or go to shelterbox.org .
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
The national committee for UNICEF is responsible for theorganization's fundraising. UNICEF uses the money for health care,clean water, nutrition, education and emergency relief. To donate,go to Unicefusa.org or 1-800-4-UNICEF.
World Food Programme
The food assistance agency's main focus is to fight hungerworldwide. The organization is working to bring food to Haiti. Todonate, go to wfp.org .
This organization, founded by Wyclef Jean, creates projects toimprove the quality of education, health, environment and communitydevelopment in Haiti. To donate to to its Haiti relief efforts, goto yele.org or text YELE to 501501 to donate$5.
- Catholic Relief Services
- International Relief Teams
- Operation Blessing International
- Operation USA
- The Salvation Army
- World Concern
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