Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

As most of you know by now, Haiti needs our help after Tuesday’s devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

Between the Red Cross and Charity Water, here’s some easy ways you can get involved:

  • Donate Money
  • Donate Blood
  • Donate Items
  • Donate Your Time
  • Time Spread the Word

I’m participating in all of the above between these two organizations.  If I can do all five, consider trying to do one.  I never want to sound preachy but every little bit helps and now is the time to unite and make a difference.

The Red Cross:

Text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.  The donation will appear on your cell phone bill. They are also accepting volunteers and blood donations.  Visit http://www.redcross.org/ or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

Charity Water:

Charity Water is turning their office to a drop-off point and has a plane leaving NYC for Haiti TUESDAY, Jan. 16th.


  • Blankets*
  • Tents*
  • Soap
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Sleeping bags*
  • Medical gloves
  • Bandages/gauze
  • Cases of bottled water

Please do not mail these items to their office, but drop them off to 200 Varick St, Suite 201.  Items can be dropped off from Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit: http://charitywater.tumblr.com/

Some additional great organizations to donate/get involved with:

For information on the unfolding situation visit: