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Haiti Earthquake Relief: How Can I Help?

Story posted January 24, 2010

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti this week, members of the College community may be wondering how they can help. Below is a contact list of several charitable organizations that are actively involved with recovery and relief efforts. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State Web site.

Action Against Hunger, 877-777-1420
American Red Cross, 800-733-2767
American Jewish World Service, 212-792-2900
AmeriCares, 800-486-4357
Beyond Borders, 866-424-8403
CARE, 800-521-2273
Catholic Relief Services, 800-736-3467
Childcare Worldwide, 800-553-2328
Concern Worldwide, 212-557-8000
Cross International, 800-391-8545
Direct Relief International, 805-964-4767
Doctors Without Borders, 888-392-0392
Feed My Starving Children, 763-504-2919
Food for the Poor, 800-427-9104
Friends of WFP, 866-929-1694
Haiti Children, 877-424-8454
Haiti Marycare, 203-675-4770
Haitian Health Foundation, 860-886-4357
Hope for Haiti, 239-434-7183
International Medical Corps, 800-481-4462
International Rescue Committee, 877-733-8433
International Relief Teams, 619-284-7979
Lutheran World Relief, 800-597-5972
Medical Teams International, 800-959-4325
Meds and Food for Kids, 314-420-1634
Mennonite Central Committee, 888-563-4676
Mercy Corps, 888-256-1900
Operation Blessing, 800-730-2537
Operation USA, 800-678-7255
Oxfam, 800-776-9326
Partners in Health, 617-432-5298
Rural Haiti Project, 347-405-5552
The Salvation Army, 800-725-2769
Samaritan's Purse, 828-262-1980
Save the Children, 800-728-3843
UN Central Emergency Response Fund
UNICEF, 800-367-5437
World Concern, 800-755-5022
World Hope International, 888-466-4673
World Relief, 800-535-5433
World Vision, 888-511-6548
Yele Haiti, 212-352-0552, Wyclef Jean's grassroots organization: Text Yele to 501 501 to donate $5 via your cellphone

You may also text "HAITI" TO "90999" and a donation of $10 will be made to the Red Cross and charged to your cellphone bill.

The Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good will be monitoring events in the coming weeks, and will keep the community apprised of ways they can continue to be involved in immediate and long-term efforts through education and action.

Several student groups are also already devising assistance initiatives and will work with the McKeen Center to implement those initiatives upon their return to campus later this month.

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