Jan 13

Join Together to Help Haiti

If you would like to help the rescue efforts for the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, here are some resources:

Here is a blog post from Mashable listing trusted organizations that you can donate to.

The U.S. State Department has set up a system where you can 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.

CNN iReport: Share this link to your Facebook friends and/or Twitter followers and encourage them to help spread it for anybody trying to get in touch with a loved one in Haiti.

If you know any registered nurses who may be interested in volunteering to provide assistance, please have them visit National Nurses United’s website. Additionally, they can follow @nationalnurses or the #haitiRN hashtag for updated information.

Collection of Twitter accounts you can follow (from http://alltop.com/):

  • @futurehaiti
  • @haitifeed
  • @melindayiti
  • @troylivesay

You can also search #HelpHaiti for updated information and some donation opportunities

The FBI sent out a press release warning against internet scams related to relief efforts. Donations to the Red Cross are always a safe way to go when donating for natural disaster relief efforts.