Haiti Relief Fund links

From the Government Business Examiner
by Donna L. Quesinberry

Network for Good
Quick Links to Most Popular Organizations
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“Network for Good” is a great source for additional information and opportunities to support organizations providing Haiti earthquake relief.

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/
Doctors Without Borders
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
Operation USA
http://www.opusa.org/
Americares
http://www.americares.org/
International Medical Corps
http://www.imcworldwide.org/Page.aspx?pid=183
OXFAM America
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/
CARE
http://www.care.org/
International Rescue Committee
http://www.theirc.org/
Partners in Health
http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti
Catholic Relief Services
http://crs.org/
Haitian Ministries
http://www.haitianministries.org/
Save the Children
www.savethechildren.org/
Convoy of Hope
http://www.convoyofhope.org/
MADRE
http://www.madre.org/index.php?video=1
UNICEF
http://www.unicefusa.org/?gclid=CIq8l4CUqp8CFY915Qod_3lc0w
Direct Relief International
http://www.directrelief.org/
Mercy Corps
http://www.mercycorps.org/
World Vision Int'l
http://www.wvi.org/wvi/wviweb.nsf

Additional Creditable Organizations:
Medical Teams International (MTI)
http://www.medicalteams.org/sf/Home.aspx

Habitat for Humanity
https://www.habitat.org/default.aspx

Global Aid Network (GAIN)
www.gainusa.org

Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (by Wyclef Jean)
http://www.yele.org/

Two Trustworthy Text Donation Lines: Reported by FOXNews.com
According to the Internet Storm Center, both of these "text to" options are legitimate services: "Both short codes in use right now, 501501 and 90999, are tracing back to registered twitter accounts and I consider them authentic at this point," says the Center's Johannes B. Ullrich -- however, some charity watchdogs… The Better Business Bureau has already posted advice on its site for those hoping to donate to a legitimate charity.

-- Texting HAITI to 90999: The U.S. Department of State's Web site suggests texting "HAITI" to "90999" to donate $10 to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts. The $10 will be charged to your cell phone bill. Or you can go online to organizations like the Red Cross and Mercy Corps to contribute to the disaster relief efforts.

-- Texting YELE to 501501: On Twitter, musician Wyclef Jean, a native of Haiti, notes, "Haiti needs your help text YELE to 501501 and 5 dollars will go toward earthquake relief." Yele Haiti is a grassroots movement Jean has set up to inspire change in Haiti through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment.

Courtesy of: Lisa Scala, LEED AP, MCR, Real Estate Development Manager, HERMAN MILLER, INC.

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Profile Photo Kathleen Smith

Something to know about donating to charities. If you want the funds to go to the relief effort you have to specify this, or the funds will go into a general fund. Both are good ways to support charity efforts, as many of the organizations leverage the exposure during disasters to receive more funds for their general coffers.

I speak from 15 years of nonprofit fundraising experience on this and as the Director of Fundraising of a disaster relief organization.

Finally it is better to give directly to the charities rather than through portals like Network for Good.