Date: Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:55 PMSubject: Post-Earthquake Action Steps for Haiti (Please Share)
People have been asking:
1) Where to contribute
a) Most reliable organizations seemingly best able to provide immediate assistance
These top 4 have people already on the ground & already tending to victims :
i. Having spoken to people on the ground, these two above are serving as a shelter for impacted survivors, providing food & water, but their reserves (normally for several hundred orphans & staff) will not last very long:
Go Free Ministries (www.gofreeministries.org)
- Click on 'donate' to give by Paypal or credit card - Mail: Go Free Ministries Intl. PO BOX 163108, Fort Worth, TX 76161-3108. - Email inquiries to:firstname.lastname@example.org (you can direct it to go specifically to Hurricane relief efforts)
or Hope Foundation International Ministries, Inc. 2822 54th Ave. South #229, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 or
ii. Partners in Health
news/Haiti_Earthquake.htmlor mail Partners In Health, P.O. Box 845578, Boston, MA 02284-5578
iii. Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org, or toll-free at 1-888-392-0392 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
USA Headquarters 333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001-5004.
b) Good for longer term support
i. Food for the Poor: http://www.
ii. The Lambi Fund: http://www.lambifund.
iii. World Vision: http://www.
c) Unsure of time-table to get aid on the ground
http://www.yele.org/ (Wyclef's org)
ii. Red Cross (although unclear how to direct the funds to specifically Haiti):
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iii. For more complete lists of options, see:
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e) Donate Relief Goods
2) What actions can I take
a) Contact your Congresspeople (to get your Senator & Representative's number to MAKE A QUICK CALL, visit http://www.
contactingthecongress.org/) to support IMMEDIATE RESCUE EFFORTS to Haiti; and
b) To request TPS for Haitians, not just "halting deportations"
The Obama administration should grant Haitians Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which is regularly granted to the people of other countries who've suffered much less disasters than Haiti; by DHS's own definition, even with the hurricanes preceding this earthquake, Haiti is overqualified.
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c) If you want to help & go the extra mile, please WRITE in to media outlets like your local newspaper, and/or newstation's website.
i. Plans are coming together for a trip of Matador volunteers to go to Haiti to assist in earthquake recovery and relief. http://matadorchange.
com/; NOAH is also gearing up to head to Haiti.
ii. Hope for Haiti is looking for medical personnel & donations:
iii. So is: nationalnursesunited.com
4) PASS THIS ALONG
from Régine Michelle Jean-Charles and Dottie Joseph
P.S. Also consider donating or volunteering with Mercy Corps:
http://www.mercycorps.org/ Mercy Corps is deploying an emergency response team.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Help for Haiti
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