January 14, 2010

Who has not sat before his own heart’s curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

many despicable scammers are already out there taking advantage of this horrendous tragedy.  the following (2) are trustworthy:

— Texting HAITI to 90999: The U.S. Department of State’s Web site suggests texting “HAITI” to “90999” to donate $10 to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts. The $10 will be charged to your cell phone bill. Or you can go online to organizations like the Red Cross and Mercy Corps to contribute to the disaster relief efforts.

— Texting YELE to 501501: On Twitter, musician Wyclef Jean, a native of Haiti, notes, “Haiti needs your help text YELE to 501501 and 5 dollars will go toward earthquake relief.” Yele Haiti is a grassroots movement Jean has set up to inspire change in Haiti through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment.

  • Thank you for this great post. Always so important to make sure the money we are donating is going to the proper sources.

    I'm so fond of this quote and such a touching photo you chose. xx

  • Completely off topic – but any suggestions on where to/not to live in Newport Beach? Hubby and I are apartment hunting this weekend – round 2! Email me @ mrandmrsring@gmail.com

  • So wonderful that people are making it so easy to donate and help those who are in such desperate need!

  • My own money went to Oxfam, but I'd also suggest Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), the Red Cross, and UNICEF as good and reliable organisations.

    A colleague of mine recently came back from helping to set up a tent camp and distribute supplies in Haiti and he writes a little bit about his experience it here: http://iddbirmingham.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/hai

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