How You Can Help Haiti’s Earthquake Victims
On January 12, 2010, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the millions of Haitians affected by the earthquake, as well as their friends and families living abroad.
What You Can Do to Help:
There are many worthy organizations working on emergency relief and more long-term projects to help Haiti recover.
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations to help provide medical care and supplies to victims.
Free the Children’s online donation form allows you to indicate that you’d like your funds to go directly to the relief efforts of the Haiti earthquake.
World Vision Canada has been working in Haiti for 30 years, and is accepting online donations to help distribute emergency supplies to families and children struggling to deal with this catastrophic disaster.
Partners in Health, active in Haiti for over 20 years, provides health care to the poor and aims to address the social problems underlying disease and poverty.
The Lambi Fund of Haiti is a grassroots civil-society organization whose earthquake recovery program focuses on meeting the needs of Haiti’s rural farmers.
Oxfam is working to improve water and sanitation in Haiti’s urban areas, increase sustainable food production, and help average Haitians have a voice in the rebuilding of their country.
Médecins Sans Frontières is a world-famous organization that provides health-related emergency relief. In Haiti, MSF is providing primary and postoperative care, as well as distributing water and building sanitation facilities.
*Warning! There are already countless email scams trying to take advantage of the tragedy, many of which are pretending to be real organizations. If you receive an email asking you to click on the embedded link to donate, do not do it. To look up a charity to see if it’s legitimate, visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities and Giving page, and type in the name of the organization.