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How To Help Haiti


Horror and help. It's a common one-two reaction to the earthquake in Haiti.

The urge to help is powerful and widespread.

Here's a short list of organizations and groups working to help victims, providing supplies and services.

Contributions, if it matters, generally tax deductible. Click on the name below to contribute online or use the phone numbers or addresses. (Check back for additions and updates.

American Red Cross
You can contribute online via its International Response Fund, phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or send a $10 donation by texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999 on Twitter.

Click online or call (800) 486-4357.

You can pay by creditcard. If you have issues with that, you can contact the group at 800-422-7385.

Doctors Without Borders
Click online or call at 212-763-5779.

Click to go online or call (212) 627-0444.

The easiest way is also online, but you can use your credit card to pay by phone at 800-776-9326. Fax at (617-728-2562).

You can also mail it in: Oxfam America. Haiti EarthquakeResponse Fund, P.O. Box 1211 Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211.

Online contributions via the site.

For Residents Outside the US:

Red Cross Red Crescent

The page can be accessed from anywhere in the world and people can choose to donate in euros, US dollars or Swiss francs.

Oxfam UK

Oxfam is providing clean water, shelter and sanitation to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti and it is accepting donations in euros, UK pounds, US dollars, Australian, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Canadian dollars.

Concern Worldwide

The site is accepting donations in euros but it has separate links to pages for residents of the UK and the US.

Doctors Without Borders

For residents of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, the UK.


A gift of 30 pounds ($50) could provide three families in Haiti with basic water kits, UNICEF says on its web site. Its donations page lets visitors choose the country they want to donate from.

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