How To Donate To The Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

This is being republished with permission from Kyle from Amateur Asset Allocator. Thanks, Kyle!

Here’s How You Can Help

Here are a few reputable charity organizations in the thick of the action.  I encourage you to seek out other donation opportunities, but also caution that some greedy thieves will attempt to take advantage of your sympathy and syphon well-meaning donations away from the relief effort for their own personal gain.  It’s sad, but that’s life.  Be sure to check out any charity you’re thinking of donating to.  All of the following charities are large, reputable, and very well-known.  They are also registered 501(c)(3) charities, meaning your donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund –  Donate online at this site or text YELE to 501501 to automatically donate $5.  The $5 charge will appear on your phone bill.  This is the fund set up by Wyclef Jean, an popular musician and Haiti native.

American Red Cross – You can donate to the American Red Cross online on their donation page.  Be sure to choose “disaster relief” if you want your money to go towards Haitian relief (and the relief of upcoming disasters, wherever they may be).  You can also donate $10 directly to the Haitian relief fund by texting HAITI to 90999.

UNICEF USA Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund – You can donate through UNICEF via their online donation form.  UNICEF’s relief efforts focus on children.

Partners In Health – You can donate to Partners In Health’s Stand With Haiti fund via their online donation page.

Remember, the need doesn’t end when the relief workers start coming home in the next few days.  That’s when it just beings.

More info on other PF Blogs:

@Four Pillars: Please Donate To Haiti Earthquake Victims
@Million Dollar Journey: Haiti Earthquake Relief:  How You Can Help
@No Debt Plan: Save Ways To Help Haiti
@Cash Money Life – How You Can Help the Relief Efforts in Haiti

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  1. Thanks for the mention PT!

  2. Zach Younkin says:

    I also posted about a wonderful organization, Compassion International, on my blog.

    Check them out,

  3. Thanks, Zach.