Where to help with Haiti earthquake relief

(Note: This post is a collection of links to aid organizations that have set up funding channels specifically for Haiti Earthquake relief. Note to bloggers: Other times, I might want you to link to this blog for self-serving SEO reasons. However, in this case, you can help your favorite aid organization better by linking directly to them, rather than to this post.)

There are so many existing channels for aid to the country, I don’t want to limit my links to the obvious ones. While there will be better, more coordinated posts elsewhere, I’ve discovered over the past decade that a post like this can help Google discover where to point people in times like these. Feel free to copy any/all links you find here and place them on your blog or website — and please link to the aid organization website so they’ll get the Google juice.

[Note: Please comment with any links you think should be included, or email me with information: rexhammock@gmail.com.]

Faith-based aid organizations (Non-government agencies, NGOs):

Baptist Haiti Mission: A network of more than 330 churches and schools, a hospital, a number of medical clinics, and many community development programs.

Catholic Relief Services: Special donation page for Haiti earthquake relief.

Habitat for Humanity: Special donation page for Haiti efforts.

Jewish Federations of North America: The Jewish Federations of North America is partnering with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to provide urgently needed aid and relief on a nonsectarian basis to victims of the devastating earthquake.

Medical Teams International: Updates on their mobilization efforts.

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries: Special page for Caribbean Disaster Response

Haiti Water Project: On-going program to provide safe drinking water.

World Vision: Special donation page for earthquake relief

Salvation Army: Press release about relief mobilization

Aid organizations with on-going operations in Haiti (not yet categorized):

Partners in Health: The organization run by one of the most incredible people I’ve ever read about, Paul Farmer. His story is told in Tracey Kidder’s book, which I highly recommend, Mountains Beyond Mountains

Americares:

CARE: Special donation page for Haiti earthquake relief.

Direct Relief International: Updaties on the medical response efforts in support of Haiti-based partner programs supported through Direct Relief.

Doctors Without Borders:

InterAction: Page set up to track their work with 190 member organizations.

International Committee of the Red Cross:

International Medical Corps: Special Haiti earthquake response donation page.

International Relief Teams: Updates on their medical and non-medical relief efforts

Mercy Corps:

Operation USA:

Red Cross: Press release about their response efforts. They suggest you contact local Red Cross chapter.

Save the Children:

Shelterbox:

UNICEF USA: Their blog is posting updates on their response.

World Concern:

World Food Programme:

Operation Blessing International:

Yéle Haiti: The site was down, but is back up displaying only one page — the contribution form.

Nashville link:

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: A special Haiti earthquake response fund that will be dispersed to several help agencies. (My personal recommendation for those who don’t know where to most effectively direct their contributions.)

Helpful links:

How to respond to a disaster: Insightful guidelines for how individuals (and organizations) should respond to a major international disaster.

The Center for International Disaster Information: Provides information and guidance in support of appropriate international disaster relief.

Where to follow the story:

Wikipedia: While news organizations like the New York Times, CNN, NPR, BBC and others will have continuous coverage, this Wikipedia entry will be a great place to follow the story in a different way. (I explained Wikipedia and disasters last September.)

  • Thanks for this post, Rex. Another faith-based group already working with churches in Haiti is Caribbean Disaster Response, a part of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. I worked with this group back in March to help repair some of the damage from the Sept 2008 hurricanes. You can learn more and donate here: http://www.ncm.org/projects/acm1204

    The needs in Haiti were already staggering, and they will go on long after this immediate crisis. Another group working to combat long-term challenges is the Haiti Water Project, which helps Haitians obtain safe drinking water. Learn more here: http://www.haitiwaterproject.org. Watch a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raKyKAlq5_s

    Essential reading for those with a heart for Haiti: /Mountains Beyond Mountains/ by Tracy Kidder.

  • Thanks for this post, Rex. Another faith-based group already working with churches in Haiti is Caribbean Disaster Response, a part of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. I worked with this group back in March to help repair some of the damage from the Sept 2008 hurricanes. You can learn more and donate here: http://www.ncm.org/projects/acm1204

    The needs in Haiti were already staggering, and they will go on long after this immediate crisis. Another group working to combat long-term challenges is the Haiti Water Project, which helps Haitians obtain safe drinking water. Learn more here: http://www.haitiwaterproject.org. Watch a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raKyKAlq5_s

    Essential reading for those with a heart for Haiti: /Mountains Beyond Mountains/ by Tracy Kidder.