URGENT NEWS // HELP HAITI
posted: winter 2010
as most of the world is now aware, port-au-prince, haiti, was struck by a very powerful
and most destructive earthquake on tuesday, 12 january, 2010. there are many, many
news stations, newspapers, blogs, and so forth outlining this horrific tragedy. that being
the case, we here at monkey salon would like to offer our deepest and heartfelt condolences
to the victims and the survivors, and our great thanks to the many brave and selfless individuals
who are working to rescue survivors, treat the injured, provide food, water, and medical attention.
the purpose of this post, in addition to what is written above, is to provide some easy access to
the numerous resources, organisations, foundations, charities, and groups that are involved in
helping so you too can lend a hand, make a donation, search for loved ones, and so forth.
after a bit of quick research (since time is of the essence), we have found there are two
portals/kiosks that provide a plethora of information. please note: monkey salon does not
necessarily endorse any or all the resources and information you may find on these pages.
take a bit of time to do a little research before you make a decision on who you wish to
donate money to and/or get involved with.
please keep in mind that any and all help, no matter how small or large, is not only needed but
we can only assume will be greatly appreciated.
in the words of anne frank: how wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before
starting to improve the world.
charity navigator ___ your guide to intelligent giving
* according to the website statement: find a charity you can trust. charity navigator, america's
premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive
philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,400 of america's largest
charities. there is a special section - and click through button - for helping survivors of the earthquake, where you can find a long list of organisations which include descriptions of their missions and activity. as well, there is a rating system for those listed.
cnn ___ impact your world
* provides an extensive list of organisations accepting donations for basic needs, food,
shelter, and medical aid. as well, information on how to text donations, an 800 number
for help in locating family, friends, et al (i believe the # is only for usa residents), and a
section on how to go about voluntering.
google crisis response ___ support disaster relief in haiti
* in english and french, provides click through buttons for direct donations to organisations.
google voice is offering free calls (for 2 weeks) to haiti for people in the usa looking to find
friends and family. haiti earthquake person finder in english, french, and creole, as well as lots of
other information on how to help, text donations, and so on.