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Thursday, January 14, 2010
HAITI QUAKE - How to help now
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 7374 Views :: National News, World News

LINK>>>PHOTOS: Haiti Hit By Massive Quake

The impoverished nation of Haiti needs your help. Here's a list of charitable organizations in the nation.

Text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.

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VIDEO: Moment of Haiti earthquake caught on tape

The United States was sending 3,500 soldiers and 300 medical personnel to help with disaster relief and security in the devastated Caribbean capital, with the first of those scheduled to arrive on Thursday.

NY Daily News: 2,000 Marines ready to deploy to Haiti to help with relief after earthquake damage

Virginian-Pilot:  Local military providing aid in Haiti

MSNBC: First U.S. vessel arrives at Port-au-Prince

Honolulu Advertiser:  Quake aid snarled; 50,000 feared dead in Haiti

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Where to Give:

Action Against Hunger

American Red Cross

American Jewish World Service

AmeriCares

Beyond Borders

CARE

Catholic Relief Services

Childcare Worldwide

Direct Relief International

Doctors Without Borders

Feed My Starving Children

Fonkoze USA to benefit Clinique St. Michel

Food for the Poor

Friends of WFP

Habitat for Humanity

Haitian Health Foundation

Hope for Haiti

International Medical Corps

International Relief Teams

Medical Teams International

Meds and Food for Kids

Mercy Corps

Operation USA

Oxfam

Partners in Health

Salvation Army

Samaritan's Purse

Save the Children

Three Angels Haiti

UMCOR

UNICEF

World Concern

World Vision

The U.S. State Department Operations Center said Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti should call 1-888-407-4747. Due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording. "Our embassy is still in the early stages of contacting American citizens through our Warden Network," the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Communications are very difficult within Haiti at this time."

For those interesting in helping immediately, simply text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.

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