“Thousands may be dead”: Donations to Help in Haiti

It is a catastrophe.  If you want to help by making a donation, think  of trying:

Medecins Sans Frontiers / Doctors without Borders (This link gives you a list of links for online donations from various countries; note the US link at the bottom of the page.)

The Red Cross (Note that donations here go to a general relief  fund; if you want to specify Haiti, you’ll  need to mail it in.)


It is hard to tell whether funds in some cases will go into a general  fund or will be dedicated to Haitian relief efforts.

From the US  State Department:

To help, 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. Or visit Red Cross and Mercy Corps to contribute. Also call 1-888-407-4747

5 thoughts on ““Thousands may be dead”: Donations to Help in Haiti

  1. Thanks for putting this up!

    You might also find this information useful when selecting what charity to donate to (thanks to a Facebook friend of mine who compiled that info from here):
    CEO/ED salaries:
    American Red Cross: $565,000;
    CARE: $397,000;
    Oxfam: $368,000;
    Save the Children: $360,000;
    American Jewish World Service: $250,000;
    Doctors without Borders: $116,000;
    MADRE: $87,000;
    Partners in Health: $74,000;
    The Lambi Fund of Haiti: $48,000

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