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The only thing that comes to mind today is the suffering and loss that has ravaged the small, depleted country of Haiti as a result of the strongest earthquake ever to be recorded there, which hit the island just two days ago. As one of the most impoverished countries in the western hemisphere, Haiti lies in ruin with a government completely without resources of its own to aid the tens of thousands of victims amongst the rubble.

Survivors are have gone without water and shelter, and as night is settling, aid is finally beginning to pour in. Yet, decomposing bodies lining the streets and overflowing the morgues, screams from underneath collapsed buildings, rumors of tsunamis, and looting have been a discouraging site for the already dispirited Haitians.


(Source:AP)

People from around the world can take part in the efforts to help the victims of one of the most devastating disaster since the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsumani. If you are interested in donating for relief efforts, here is a listing of agencies contributing aid to the Haiti earthquake victims:

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER?
247 West 37th Street, 10th Floor
?New York, NY 10018?
(877) 777-1420

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE?
1501 Cherry Street?
Philadelphia, PA 19102?
(215) 241-7000

AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE?
45 West 36th Street?
New York, NY 10018
?(212) 792-2900

AMERICAN RED CROSS?
Text “HAITI” to “90999? to make a $10 donation.?
2025 E Street, NW?
Washington, D.C. 20006?
(800) REDCROSS (733-2767)

AMERICARES ?
88 Hamilton Avenue
?Stamford, CT 06902
?(800) 486-4357

The AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE?
JDC Haiti Earthquake Relief?
P.O. Box 530?132 East 43rd Street
?New York, NY 10017
?212-687-6200

B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF FUND
2020 K Street, NW, 7th Floor,
Washington, D.C., 20006

CARE
151 Ellis Street?
Atlanta, GA 30303
?(800) 521-CARE (521-2273)

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
12290 Voyager Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(800) 336-7676

CONCERN WORLDWIDE US?
104 East 40th Street, #903?
New York, NY 10016?
(800) 59-CONCERN

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
?(800) 736-3467
?P.O. Box 17090?
Baltimore, MD 21203-7090

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL DISASTER INFORMATION
?(703) 276-1914

DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL
?27 South La Patera Lane
?Santa Barbara, CA 93117?
(805) 964-4767

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA/MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF) ?
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
?New York, NY 10001-5004
?(888) 392-0392

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT
?815 Second Avenue
?New York, NY 10017?
(800) 334-7626, ext. 5129

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 504-2919

FEED THE CHILDREN
PO Box 36
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
1-800-627-4556

FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY
1224 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034-1102
1-800-2-HUNGERS (1-800-248-6437) 480-998-3100

HOPEGIVERS INTERNATIONAL
PO Box 8808
Columbus, GA 31908
(866) 373-4673

INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES?
P.O. Box 630225?
Baltimore, MD 21263-0225
?(877) 803-4622

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT?
1621 North Kent Street, 4th Floor
?Arlington, Va. 22209
?(703) 248-0161

INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES
P.O. Box 630225
Baltimore, MD 21263-0225
(877) 803-4622

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
1621 North Kent Street, 4th Floor
Arlington, Va. 22209
(703) 248-0161

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
?122 East 42nd Street?
New York, NY 10168-1289?
(877) REFUGEE

ISLAMIC RELIEF USA
?3655 Wheeler Ave.?
Alexandria, Va. 22304?
(888) 479-4968

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA?
P.O. Box 38?
Plainfield, Ind. 46168
?(317) 839-8157

THE JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA
?(212) 284-6500

MAP INTERNATIONAL
?4700 Glynco Parkway
?Brunswick, Ga. 31525-6800?
(800) 225-8550

MERCY CORPS?
Dept. W?
P.O. Box 2669?
Portland, OR 97208-2669?
(888) 256-1900

MOBILE GIVING FOUNDATION?
800 112th Avenue NE, Suite 260-E?
Bellevue, Wash. 98004?
(866) 810-1203
Text the word “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 on behalf of the Yéle Foundation, the leading contributor to rebuilding Haiti founded by Wyclef Jean.
Text the word “Haiti” to 85944 to donate $5 on behalf of the Rescue Union Mission and MedCorp International.
Text the word “Haiti” to 25383 to donate $5 On behalf of the Internal Rescue Committee.
Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 On behalf of the Red Cross in the U.S.
Text the word “Haiti” to 45678 (in Canada only) on behalf of the Salvation Army in Canada.
Donation amounts are added to your monthly mobile service bill.

OPERATION BLESSING INTERNATIONAL?
977 Centerville Turnpike
?Virginia Beach, Va. 23463?
(757) 226-3401 (800) 730-2537

OXFAM AMERICA?
226 Causeway St., 5th Floor
?Boston, MA 02114-2206
?(800) 77-OXFAM (776-9326)

PARTNERS IN HEALTH
?P.O. Box 845578?
Boston, MA 02284-5578 ?(617) 432-5256

THE SALVATION ARMY
?615 Slaters Lane?
P.O. Box 269?
Alexandria, VA 22313

SAVE THE CHILDREN?
Haiti Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund?
54 Wilton Road?
Westport, CT 06880
?(800) 728-3843

SAMARITAN’S PURSE
?P.O. Box 3000?
Boone, NC 28607
?(828) 262-1980

WORLD VISION
?Haiti Earthquake Relief
?P.O. Box 9716?
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716?
(888) 511-6548

UNITED NATIONS CENTRAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND
?United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)?
380 Madison Avenue, 6th floor?
New York, NY 10017

U.S. FUND FOR UNICEF
?125 Maiden Lane?
New York, NY 10038?
(800) FOR-KIDS (367-5437)

NOTE: StateUniversity.com does not endorse any of the aforementioned agencies. If you would like further information with regard to a respective agency’s certifications, please visit GuideStar Database.

(Source: NEW YORK TIMES)


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bill almost 8 years ago bill


Tara, thanks for the helpful article and list of relief agencies :) But why does the media keep talking about *looting* as a problem in the wake of the earthquake? (a) taking supplies for survival during a disaster is not looting, (b) it's not like there's a bunch of Haitians pillaging wal*mart and running down the street with flatscreen tvs. Remember the looting vs finding photo caption fiasco after Katrina? Google "looting vs finding" or see http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blkatrinalooting.htm :)