My heart goes out to the people of Haiti and the people in the United States who cannot get a hold of family or friends in Haiti. The Times online states, “it will be one of the highest losses of life in recent years and compared it to the 2004 Asian tsunami,” according to U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. The FBI warns for people to be aware of “donation” frauds.
But there are a few legit organizations that you can donate to:
*Wyclef Jean’s relief fund– Text “YELLE” to 501501 to make a $5.00 donation to Haiti. It’s only $5.00 and could be a huge benefit to these people who currently don’t even have water, let alone food right now. I posted flyers in a building that I live in (even though the association might decide to take them down), but the fact that even a few more people might be aware of ways to donate, that’s ok with me. So, know that there are many ways to help and none are too small!
* CARE.ORG- visit http://www.care.org and you can donate any amount you choose.