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Thursday, January 14

Help Haiti

By now you have heard about the earthquake in Haiti on the 12th.

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince Haiti, devastating the city and leaving millions injured, homeless, and hundreds of thousands dead.

For those of you yet unaware of the scope of destruction the incident has caused, The Boston Globe's The Big Picture sums it up pretty succinctly in photos. I scrolled through the entire set as soon as it was posted yesterday at a loss for what I could do to help. (Also see 48 Hours Later)

Very soon after, Twitter and Facebook and many of the blogs I keep up with turned up many ways to donate. I donated the balance of my Paypal account to Yele and am currently calculating what I can spare to donate to the following organizations.


Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti site has aligned itself with the relief efforts. You can now text "YELE" to 501501 to donate $5, which will be added to your next cell phone bill, or go to the site itself to donate a different amount.

The American Red Cross has gone high tech as well. You can text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10, which will be added to your next cell phone bill.

Doctors Without Borders is an international organization offering medical assistance to fill the gap in over 60 countries. DWB is already in Haiti, and is overall a very inspiring organization.

InterAction, which is a US-based coalition of international NGOs, has a compiled list of organizations you can give towards the cause.

MSNBC has an excellent list of charitable organizations currently active in Haiti.

In addition, many Etsy sellers are donating part (some even 100%!!) of their sales to Haitian relief efforts. My girl Molly K. is even giving away a small crocheted gift to those that donate to any organization involved in the cause. See the list of additional charitable etsy sellers here at her site.

This website along with the accompanying Facebook page has a very comprehensive list of links. The URLs are even specifically shortened so you can add them to your Twitter or Facebook status.


  1. So great of you to post these links! I donated to Yele Hati, since I know for sure 100% gets to those in need. Glad so many fellow bloggers and crafters are helping out!

  2. Great list, Jinah! Yesterday I donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund started by none other than Bill and Dubya - it's a weird partnership, but I'm glad such different men/parties/mind-sets can come together over this crisis.


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