Quick list of organizations you can donate money to help Haiti
So many people have been asking me via twitter who they should be giving to, I've decided to just write a quick post about it. Not, of course, without directing you first to Feydra León's blog post and her excellent list at Help for Haiti - My Question Of The Day and Sarah Van Gelden's article at What You Can Do to Help Haiti — YES! Magazine.
As to which are the organizations that I support? Here's a few:
YELÉ Haiti or donate $5 by texting YELE to 501501
From their donation page: Yele Haiti is a movement led byWyclef Jean that is helping to bring hope back to Haiti. Projects are designed to make a difference in the fields of education, health, environment and community development.
Médecins Sans Frontières
From their website: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.
Today, MSF provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily
due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.
And a colleague, Tom Watson (@tomwatson) has endorsed Partners in Health
From their website: The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Through long-term partnerships with our sister organizations,
we bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and work to alleviate the crushing economic and social burdens of poverty that exacerbate disease. PIH believes that health is a fundamental right, not a privilege.
Through service, training, advocacy, and research, we seek to raise the standard of care for the poor everywhere.