Donate to Haitian relief
Many organizations are raising money to help in Haiti.
The American Red Cross. Mobile phone users can text Haiti to 90999 to make a $10 donation or call the local chapter at 425-252-4103.
ShelterBoxUSA, the U.S. arm of an international disaster response charity founded by a Rotary Club in the United Kingdom, is gearing up to send aid to the thousands left homeless by the quake.
Donate at www.shelter boxusa.org. Each box costs $1,000 and contains a tent, cook stoves, water purification supplies, blankets and sleeping bags, enough to shelter a family of 10.
UNICEF, the United Nations childrens fund, has worked in Haiti since 1949. Go to tinyurl.com/UNICEFdonate.
Action Against Hunger has been in Haiti since 1985. Go to www.action against hunger.org/donate/donate-online.
Mercy Corps, based in Portland, Ore., is deploying a team to Haiti. Go to tinyurl.com/mercycorpsdonate.
Doctors Without Borders. Donations go to support public health efforts. Go to tinyurl.com/doctorswithoutborders.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is collecting donations and offers prayer information. Go to www.elca.org/haitiearthquake.
To find someone
The International Committee of the Red Cross has established a family linking Web site, allowing people in Haiti and abroad to search for and register the names of relatives missing since the earthquake. Go to www.icrc.org/familylinks.
If youre trying to contact a U.S. citizen in Haiti, contact the U.S. State Department at 888-407-4747.
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