(And the reason for the delay was for me to take a break both physically and emotionally and also let the information accumulate until such time as I figured it would subside: Midnight PST. The outpouring of emails has been tremendous and it shows that people really can come together and help others.
This has become a resource page where information is placed in alphabetical order. I received one email that requested "top placement"; that's not what this is for at all. This order is fair to everyone. Where I received a press release or a specific request, I made a separate blog post.)
Haiti's an impoverished nation that is asking for fiscal help in the wake of the terrible destruction from the 7.0 Earthquake, the largest ever in that region of the World. Moreover the nation's being battered with aftershocks.
Power is out everywhere and people are in the dark and need help. The capital city of Port-Au-Prince has been catastrophically damaged.
Fortunately, legitimate online help efforts are being established. Here are some of them as of this writing:
American Jewish World Service - Has a special Haiti-relief effort underway. From the press release:
"We are assessing where the gaps in service are and putting a process in place to help specific communities that might not be immediately served otherwise," said AJWS's vice president for programs, Aaron Dorfman. "Because of the economic and political situation in Haiti, disasters like this have devastating consequences throughout the country. Our long-standing partnerships with grassroots organizations in Haiti allow us to reach the poorest and most remote populations with the speed necessary to save lives."
American Red Cross (Reportedly has contributed $200,000 to Haiti relief.)
AmeriCares Help For Haiti. Goes to their International Disaster Relief Fund.
CARE - Reportedly has an ongoing program that focuses on food, water, and health security in Haiti For program info: http://www.care.org/careswork/countryprofiles/61.asp (donation link is in the name itself.)
Chuck Simmins also has this blog - http://northshorejournal.org/haiti-earthquake-aid - of coverage of the Haiti Earthquake Disaster and where to donate, including any organizations that may not be listed here.
Compassion International - From email:
Compassion International is already established in the Haiti, with Nationals in position to distribute aid. Take a look at their web site at Compassion.com They are a highly rated child advocacy ministry. They would be a good addition to your list.
Direct Relief International - From email:
Direct Relief International is aiding Haiti. They have a fantastic record of supplying medical supplies and aid. (Based in Santa Barbara.)
Doctors without Boarders - Updated web page to reflect their Haiti assistance efforts.
Famine Relief Foundation - From email:
My Name is Pastor Mark Dreibelbis.
My Orphanage is in Citi Soleil, Haiti We are located down by the loading docks in Port Au Prince.
We are 7 miles from the epicenter of the quake.
We need donations badly!
Our organization is Famine Relief Foundation
The website is:
Our orphanage is called Mission Ranch Orphanage
We are 501c3 here in the states and a registered NGO in Haiti.
Please get us on the donation list we need immediate help.
In His service
Pastor Mark Dreibelbis
Famine Relief Foundation
Mission Ranch Orphanage
HaitiArise - HaitiArise has provided education and relief for the past six years. It's a registered Canadian charity and reports that 100 percent of donated funds go directly to Haiti.
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund - by Vanguard Public Foundation in San Francisco. Established for Haiti before the Earthquake.
Life In Haiti - Founded in 2007 by R.J. (Bob) Davisson. They have a school in Chabin and report they're providing education to 400 children.
Life For The World - From an email:
My friends and my chldren at my orphanage and school are in deep trouble in Haiti. Eight years ago I built an orphanage and school in Source Matelas, Haiti called Maranatha Orphanage and School. We have 150+ children. We also feed thousands of the poor and befriend Haitians in Bon Repo and Port Au Prince. I personally know thousands of people that have been devastated by this disaster.
I am an American and you can go to our website at www.lifefortheworld.com and click on the lower right hand side to see the 50+ videos I have posted of our work and you will see me in at least half of them doing the work of feeding the poor in Port au prince and at our orphanage. We are seeking donations on our website to help the displaced with food, shelter and other necessities in the distressed areas of Port au Prince. You can also check out our facebook by searching facebook at "lifefortheworld".
Thank you for your support of our distressed brothers and sisters in Haiti!
Mercy Corps - Mercy Corps' website is devoted to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster; they're deploying a team bound for Haiti now.
Mountain Top Ministries - Based in Chicago, they're organizing a medical team to go to Haiti.
Partners in Health - You can use the drop-down menu to specify donations to Haiti.
Real Help for Haiti - From the website:
The missionaries of RHFH count it an honor and a priviledge to serve the Haitian people. We trust as you prayerfully consider how to support what God is doing among the Haitian people, you too will see the beauty of the Haitians and be challanged and changed as well.Sirona Cares - Has a trip scheduled for next Tuesday. Michelle Lacourciere's the Director. You can contact her at the link to the blog. The blog itself features posts on Haiti efforts and stories before the Earthquake struck.
Three Angels Children's Relief - Reportedly has a school and medical clinic in Petionville.
Touch Ministries - Recommended but no Haiti-specific page or announcement as of this writing.
Yele Haiti - Wyclef Jean's Haiti initiative to assist his native Haiti.
UNICEF - UNICEF has set up a special page for donations for the children of Haiti. In an email, UNICEF's Alissa Pinck reports: "UNICEF’s country office in Haiti and the regional office located in Panama is on the ground and have already deployed emergency teams to assess the situation and determine what the additional emergency needs are for the people of Haiti."
What If Foundation - From the email:
I read your entry regarding Haitian aid donations; the What If? foundation is heavily involved with a feeding and education program for children in St Clare parish. As of the last report they have not been able to reach their contacts but continue to try, and will doubtless be active in assisting the people affected by this disaster. Please view their website at www.whatiffoundation.org and consider including them on your list.
World Vision - Has a Haiti-specific page with a range of donation levels. The organization says they're on the ground in Haiti already.
If there are any Haiti-specific efforts not listed here, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and this entry will be updated.