Help for Haiti

January 15, 2010

While things rarely get serious here in the world of ABS, I wanted to take a quick moment to urge each of you to join me in doing what little we can to support the disaster relief efforts currently ongoing in Haiti. As I’m sure you’re all aware, Haiti suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that ravaged its capital city, leaving an estimated 45,000 – 50,000 dead with many many more injured or missing.

I’ve spared you some of the more graphic photos, but the streets are literally full of the dead, the wounded, the orphaned. Offering your assistance is as easy as sending a quick text from your phone:

  • Text the word “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 on behalf of the Yéle Foundation, the leading contributor to rebuilding Haiti founded by Wyclef Jean.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 85944 to donate $5 on behalf of the Rescue Union Mission and MedCorp International.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 25383 to donate $5 On behalf of the Internal Rescue Committee.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 On behalf of the Red Cross in the U.S.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 45678 (in Canada only) on behalf of the Salvation Army in Canada.

Or if you’d like to go online and make a donation, here are just a organizations few to which you can contribute:

-with many many more listed here. I thought it would be great if we all cut back on just one item we had intended to purchase this month and donated that money towards the disaster relief funds. It could be that Starbucks latte you have every morning, that spring collection lipstick you’ve been wanting, or that new pair of shoes you’ve had your eye on. Please join me in donating what you can to help – in a country in which over four and a half million people live on less than $1 per day, every dollar really does make all the difference.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

7 Responses to “Help for Haiti”

  1. Charm Candy Says:

    It's awesome that you posted the different places to send money to — I'm not knocking the Red Cross, but there certainly are other organizations out there that will help, and may spend the money a little more wisely. I can't imagine what these people are suffering through.

  2. Sara Leslie Says:

    I think this is all so sad and I really hope that everyone does their bit – even if it's small – for people in Haiti… 😦 x

  3. Hi I have a lovely video on my blog about helping people out in Haiti and how bloggers can do there bit to help out … please take a look … Katiexoxo

  4. *Jen* Says:

    Anonymous I had no idea the texts took so long to clear! Thanks for letting us know. The internet is definitely the way to go.

  5. *Jen* Says:

    Tori I know what you mean about the Red Cross, but I decided to include it as I know it's an organization everyone has heard of, and therefore may feel a little more comfortable contributing to. Yele Haiti is awesome though!

  6. *Jen* Says:

    I do too Sara!

  7. *Jen* Says:

    Thanks for the link Katie!

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