(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: firstname.lastname@example.org.]
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
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.
InterAction: Page set up to track their work with 190 member organizations.
International Medical Corps: Special Haiti earthquake response donation page.
International Relief Teams: Updates on their medical and non-medical relief efforts
Red Cross: Press release about their response efforts. They suggest you contact local Red Cross chapter.
UNICEF USA: Their blog is posting updates on their response.
Yéle Haiti: The site was down, but is back up displaying only one page — the contribution form.
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.)
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.)