Relief funds for Haiti

7:16 p.m. on January 14, 2010 (EST)
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I'm sure by now most people are aware of the earthquake that has hit Haiti.

I would just like to encourage everyone to give what they can, I know times are tough for many of us, but they could be much worse. We should all look into our heart, and our pockets, and give what we can.

I realize millions of dollars have been poured into Haiti with dismal results, this is different, the relief money will go to fund S&R, medical supplies, food & water, and directly to help those in need.

If you've been wanting to make a difference in the world, this is your chance!!

Please give what you can.

Here are some links:

http://www.clintonfoundation.org/haitiearthquake

http://www.haitirelieffund.org/

http://www.redcross.org/

10:17 a.m. on January 15, 2010 (EST)
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Haiti earthquake relief: how to help

This thread is for comments on the article "Haiti earthquake relief: how to help"

Haitian survivors of Tuesday's quake number in the millions. How we can donate to help them.

Full article at http://www.trailspace.com/blog/2010/01/15/haiti-earthquake-relief-how-to-help.html

10:49 a.m. on January 15, 2010 (EST)
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I just wanted to add

Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontiers http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/

and

Partners in Health

http://www.pih.org

(I couldn't get a specific link to their donation page because of web traffic, overloaded servers, or whatever.)

It's difficult to choose, I know, there are many worthy organizations trying to help the SAR and relief effort. But these two are also worth considering, I think. I'm glad I got paid this morning so I could donate!

--Peter

11:36 a.m. on January 15, 2010 (EST)
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Another disaster relief organization is AmeriCares.

The Outdoor Industry Association is working with outdoor companies to supply AmeriCares and its medical personnel treating survivors with immediately needed supplies (medical supplies, first aid kits, water purification, headlamps, tarps, etc).

1:14 p.m. on January 18, 2010 (EST)
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Re: Haiti earthquake relief: how to help

Great to see encouragement for all to help our neighbors in Haiti. There are so many well-established organizations that are helping but one that is mentioned above. Yele Haiti, has come under scrutiny for it's fiscal management: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/15/AR2010011504024.html?wprss=rss_nation While it has raised millions already since the earthquake, it may not be the best choice to maximize your dollars. Thus far, our donation is being split between the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders for immediate relief.

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