Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Contact And Relief Information

Eureka's January 9 6.5 earthquake made us feel lucky here that there were so few injuries and that damage was kept lower than it could have been in such a large earthquake. Our Victorian home stood with little damage other than falling paint chips and we feel fortunate for that. Haiti was not so lucky as they suffered through a 7.0 earthquake. With minimal infrastructure, poorly constructed homes and one of the highest poverty levels in the world, Haitians are in dire need of our help. We often forget how lucky we are in America that we have so much available to us in our everyday lives and help when disaster strikes. Our country and many other countries have stepped up to the plate as searchers and food supplies arrive in Haiti.

If you want to do your part, check out the donation list below to help Haiti. We donated to the Red Cross online. Text message donations are available to make it even easier to donate to this worthy cause.

Google is offering free phone calls to Haiti through their Google Voice service for two weeks. If you have friends or family you need to check on be sure to take advantage of this free service:

Red Cross 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
or text Haiti to 90999 to donate $10

CARE 1-800-521-CARE (1-800-521-2273)

UNICEF 1-800-4UNICEF (1-800-486-4233)

Save the Children 1-800-728-3843

The Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
or text HAITI to 52000 to donate $10

Any donation you make should be tax deductible (check with tax professionals for more information). If you are making a text donation standard text messaging rates apply (for more information check with your carrier).

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