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Help Haiti

I just heard on the news that as many as half a million are dead in Haiti. In fact, according to CNN, "About 3 million people - one-third of Haiti's population - were affected by the quake, the Red Cross estimated."

Half a million dead is nearly incomprehensible, but considering the total population and how many more are seriously affected, it's catastrophic. Here's how you can help:

Click here to donate to Doctors Without Borders.

Tell the US Administration to stop deporting Haitians.

Click here to donate to World Vision.

Click here to donate to UNICEF.

Lots more out there, I'm sure.

Comments

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saffronhare
Jan. 13th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
In my Day Job (tm), I do quite a bit of writing for some of the first-responder and on-site religious organizations in Haiti (Port au Prince, specifically). The information we're getting from those folks, as we put together donor communications, is pretty astonishing.
jjschwabach
Jan. 13th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Done, (Medicos sans Frontiers) and Done (petition.)

I am off to linky-linky to you, since you have already put all these lovely links in.
mckitterick
Jan. 14th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Thank you.
affreca
Jan. 13th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
I hope that 500,000 figure isn't right. To put that in perspective - it would make this one the second deadliest earthquake, and twice as many deaths as the 2004 tsunami.
mckitterick
Jan. 14th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Me, too. Whatever the death toll, it's devastating for a nation the size of Haiti.
jjschwabach
Jan. 13th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
I have linked to you, Chris. I challenged people to beat my donation, though I did no say how much it was....hehe.
(hint: I got an unexpected windfall in the mail yesterday, and gave most of it to MSF.)
mckitterick
Jan. 14th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Good for you!
siro_gravity
Jan. 14th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
i totally donated to dwb. i tried to donate to mercycorps, too, but their site is down.

it's heartbreaking what's happening there.
jjschwabach
Jan. 14th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
The site probably crashed. I used the phone for dwb. There was a bit of a wait, but not a long one.
siro_gravity
Jan. 14th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
i'm quite sure you're right. that's a good thing.
and i can always donate tomorrow.
mckitterick
Jan. 14th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yeah, heartbreaking is it.
silverfae
Jan. 14th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)

There is also a texting one .. HAITI to 90999 and send $10 will go to the Red Cross Haiti efforts. The 10 will appear on your cell phone bill.
mckitterick
Jan. 14th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
That's a great tip! Thanks.

PS: Is that a baby-you in your icon?
silverfae
Jan. 14th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
PSS... see my latest post!
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