Respond to the Devastating Earthquake that Hit Haiti

Many may be considering how you  might respond to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this week.  Below is a list sent out by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) that includes direct links to many of the charitable organizations responding to the crisis.


Disastrous Earthquake in Haiti — On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti shortly before 5:00 p.m. that evening. There is no estimate as to how many have been pronounced dead or wounded, but an American Red Cross spokeswoman warned that “up to 3 million people may have been affected.” For more information, please visit CNN’s Web site:

How can you help? The following is a list of organizations that are providing direct relief to Haiti:

Action Against Hunger:
American Red Cross:
Beyond Borders:
Direct Relief International:
Doctors Without Borders:
International Medical Corps:
International Relief Teams:
Meds and Food for Kids:
Mercy Corps:
Operation USA:
Oxfam America:
Partners in Health:
Save the Children:
Stop Hunger Now:
World Concern:
Yele Haiti:

For those interested in helping immediately, simply text “HAITI” to “90999” and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.

Or text “YELE” to “501501” and a donation of $5 will be given automatically to Yele Haiti to help with relief efforts.