One way to help the relief efforts for the victims of this devastating earthquake is to inspire your friends to raise money for Haiti Disaster Relief.
You can also donate to and publicise among your family, friends and on-line associates the many Organisations that are involved in the relief efforts. Moments after the devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, Organisations throughout the world joined in with the Donate to Haiti relief efforts and many are appealing online for donations.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has been working in Haiti since 1994. The ICRC is now focusing on bringing emergency assistance to the victims of this devastating earth quake and they are working in close cooperation with its partners the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement.
Here you can choose the Haiti program from a drop-down menu, specify the currency and the amount of donation.
Donations for Food in Haiti ~
CARE will have over one hundred staff distributing stocks of high-protein biscuits from warehouses in Haiti. They will be coordinating with other aid organisations to gather information about the damage and to speed-up aid response based on these assessments.
Food for the Poor have almost one-hundred containers of rice, canned food and medical supplies ready to be distributed to the people of Haiti. Action Against Hunger has launched an emergency response to the earthquake. They have a team already stationed in the country ready to distribute emergency supplies to assist the earthquake survivors.
Donations for Children in Haiti ~
The UNICEF Haiti Earthqake Children’s appeal will take an on-line donation. A gift of £30 will provide three families with basic water kits. As well as focusing on children who have become separated from their families, UNICEF will be deploying medical supplies, clean water and sanitation supplies, therapeutic foods and tempoary shelter to Jacmel and Port-au-Prince.
You can sponsor a child in Haiti through World Vision, an organisation that provides children and communities with the resources they need to survive. People in the UK who wish to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake are being advised by the government to donate money to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal.
There are several ways you can donate to The Disasters Emergency Committee Haiti Earthquake appeal including Text:
Text ‘GIVE’ to 70077 to donate £5.
Post: Send a cheque made payable to DEC HAITI EARTHQUAKE and send it to DEC HAITI EARTHQUAKE, PO BOX 999, LONDON, EC3A 3AA.
Bank: Go to any high street bank or post office and quote Freepay 1449
You can also help raise money for the Haiti earthquake victims by creating your own online fundraising page. You can do this by going to the firstgiving website, click on the ‘get started’ button, personalise the text and photo on your Online Fundraising Page, set a fundraising goal and send an email to all your friends or link your Online Fundraising Page to your other websites. Further tips on how to create your own fund-raising page through firstgiving can be found here.