Donate to Haiti Relief Fund

By: Jessica Dealy Email
By: Jessica Dealy Email

As pictures pour in of the desperate situation in Haiti, many people are asking how they can help.

The main need right now is monetary donations. By donating money, aid can be given to the people of Haiti immediately.

Food and clothing can then be bought on location in areas not affected by the earthquake.

With reports of fake relief funds, here is a list of safe organizations from local nonprofit organizations.

Baptist Global Response
The Lauderdale Baptist Associational Missions director, Dr. Greg Massey, says 100% of all donations go directly to relief funds.
Phone: (615) 367-3678
Toll Free Number: (866) 974-5623
You may donate on its secure web site: www.gobgr.org.
For more information on Baptist Global Response go to info@gobgr.org

American Red Cross:
Key Chapter Emergency Service director Wayne Long offers these secure ways to donate:
Go to RedCross.org, hit donate now button at top and then International Response Fund. You also may text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 to the International Response Fund. The money will go directly to relief efforts in Haiti and be charged to your cell phone bill. Or call 1-800-Red-Cross. If you speak, Spanish call 1-800-257-7575.

If you have a loved one in Haiti that you are trying to reach, you may go to http:www.icrc.org./familylinks and type in the name of the person you are trying to locate.


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  • by Passing on Some Wisdom Location: Meridian on Jan 19, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    I heard a great idea of a way to help the people of Haiti. The suggestion was- take the thousands of FEMA trailors and ship them to Haiti. I am sure many people have seen the HUGE pasture full of FEMA trailors just south of Hattiesburg. And I imagine there are other places with tons of them as well. Wouldn't that be a great way to help?! Sure- the trailors may not be in tip top condition, but considering the fact that the Haitians are homeles- a FEMA trailor would be a blessing. Any thoughts?
  • by Terri Location: Meridian on Jan 19, 2010 at 06:21 AM
    There is some truth to what Amanda and Fed Up say. I agree that 100 million is astounding when we aren't spending that kind of money to rebuild the coast & New Orleans, not to mention the homeless here in the US. However, I gladly donated what I could to help those in need in Haiti. The conditions there prior to the earthquake were already terrible & this is just devastating to such a poor country. I pray each day for the people in need and hurting (that includes people here & those in Haiti).
  • by Tiffany on Jan 18, 2010 at 03:44 PM
    You people was pitiful! This could have been the USA hit like this! I bet you wouldn't turn down help from other countries!
  • by 4 Real is Back Location: Meridian on Jan 16, 2010 at 03:10 PM
    God blesses those who give and give cheerfully. God bless America!
  • by FED UP on Jan 15, 2010 at 09:26 PM
    i agree with Amanda. Im not saying that the dont need help but ou fearless "president" has pledged 100 million dollars that the U.S. doesnt even have. When our country is in such economic crisis and cant see daylight we turn around and handout to every one else. When are the American people going to receive the help that our government and "president" is so quick to hand out to others. this is why we are in the shape we are in.... go ahead people vote him back in for another term.. in 4 years you will still be waiting on your "stimulas" money.
  • by Amanda Location: Meridian on Jan 15, 2010 at 07:24 PM
    What about all of the American homeless people? Why don't the American government take care of their own American people? I'm not saying that Haiti shouldn't receive help but what about our people here in our country. Donate to Love's Kitchen, Wesley House, and The Carelodge just to name a few. 100 million, really?
  • by Mandy Location: Decatur on Jan 14, 2010 at 02:02 PM
    There is also another organization that my church donates to. They did some incredible work in Waveland after Katrina. 100% of all donations go to the relief efforts in Haiti. Check out www.ides.org. This charity is run by Christians.
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