January 13, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti:

Some things are bigger than literature.

From the charity to which I donate, Food for the Poor:

Earthquake in Haiti:  A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, earlier today. Devastating aftershocks followed. Your help is urgently needed to bring immediate emergency relief to those affected. Please donate now.

Donations: http://www.foodforthepoor.org/haitiquake  or 1-800-487-1158

How to Help

The United States State Department Operations Center on Tuesday opened a number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti. Due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording. "Our embassy is still in the early stages of contacting American citizens through our Warden Network," the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Communications are very difficult within Haiti at this time."

The number for Americans who are looking for information about family members in Haiti is 1-888-407-4747.

For those interested in helping immediately, simply text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.  

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1 comment:

J.M said...

Thanks for posting.