FUNDRAISING FOR HAITI:
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Currently, the largest fundraising opportunity in world news and events is the urgent need to raise funds for Haiti’s earthquake victims. Here is how you can help to provide aid in the wake of this devastating natural disaster.
One way to get involved in the Haitian relief project is to donate to larger philanthropic aid organizations and national charities such as The American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Donations are secure, and providing support is as simple as clicking on one of the above links and choosing a denomination.
Independent groups and small community efforts have also convened to help keep relief efforts active. Fundraising your own Haiti relief effort is easy and there are numerous resources to help you decide on how to best proceed.
A good start is at MusicForRelief.org, where you can listen and download previously unreleased music from today's most popular musicians. Any donation to their “download to donate” campaign will be divided equally among the United Nations Foundation, Habitat For Humanity, and Dave Matthews Band BAMA Works Haitian relief program.
Since last week, 10,000 nurses have volunteered to provide health care aid to Haiti, however their chartered flights require the funded donations of people like you. You can choose to donate any dollar value to National Nurses United to send professionals to Port au Prince and surrounding areas.
Children tend to be the most vulnerable victims/survivors of any tragedy. UNICEF is one major organization that specializes in children's aid and has gone publicly active in promoting their Haiti Earthquake fund. Save the Children is another emergency relief effort that is focusing on providing medical attention and clean water to young residents struck by the disaster.
It is always a good idea to check with an established relief organization in your community for further advice on how to help. Collecting supplies for donation is a well-intentioned gesture; unfortunately, Haiti does not currently have the full infrastructure necessary in order to distribute things such as bottled water, clothing, and other household supplies. In this case it is more practical to donate funds through a secure organization.
Working with the above organizations is a perfect way for you to get involved in the fundraising efforts for the Haitian relief project. It is both hassle-free and rewarding and every cent donated makes a difference to this nation in immediate need.
Additional resources to donate: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, UNICEF (1-800-4UNICEF), Direct Relief, Yele Haiti, Partners in Health, Red Cross, World Food Program, Mercy Corps (1-888-256-1900), Save the Children, Lambi Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The International Rescue Committee, Care, William J. Clinton Foundation, Meds & Food For Kids, Feed the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Mayor's Fund for NYC