From the Government Business Examiner
by Donna L. Quesinberry
Quick Links to Most Popular Organizations
“Network for Good” is a great source for additional information and opportunities to support organizations providing Haiti earthquake relief.
Habitat for Humanity
Global Aid Network (GAIN)
Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (by Wyclef Jean)
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 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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