Haiti

Although I’m still in the process of moving Global Heiress from wordpress to blogger and working more on this project to make it a success I had to come here and do this post on Haiti.

Here at Global Heiress I like to give you the information you need to get involved with what you want. So without further ado…here we go with what, where, who, why and when on the devastating Haiti Earthquake

Where:

The Republic of Haiti is the third largest country in the Caribbean islands. (See Map above)

What :

If you haven’t heard it by now Haiti has experienced an earthquake whose epicenter hit near the capital PORT-AU-PRINCE which demolished many buildings and facilities in the already ailing and ill-equipped country.

If you have never heard of Haiti before the devastating news of the 7.0 earthquake that hit the impoverished nation on the 12th of January 2010 you would be among the thousands if not tens of thousands. Haiti is rarely featured in the news unless events like this earthquake or political unrest occur and so many times the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere has been unfortunate to experience this.

Why:

Haiti needs as much help as it can get. As mentioned above it is ill-equipped to help its people through this disaster. There will be a need for rescue teams, restoration of hospitals, schools etc. There will be a need for clean drinking water, food and medical supplies. All of this as we all know costs MONEY and that’s where we Heirs & Heiresses come in with DONATIONS, DONATIONS, DONATIONS!

Who:

I’ve been pretty disappointed with the information on the Haiti disaster. It’s been very hard to get the right information on where to go, who to give to and what you can do. However DO NOT let that deter you people as that’s why I’m here ..to trawl aimlessly on the internet looking for the links that YOU can click on to and GET INVOLVED & GET GLOBAL!

When:

This Earthquake happened on the 12th of January 2010 so it’s NOW that your help is needed…peep below to click on the links!

The first place I ran to knowing that he was from Haiti was former Fugees member WYCLEF JEANS blog

http://wyclefjean.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/statement-by-wyclef-jean-on-haiti-earthquake/

He has also set up a charitable website for his home country and here you can give online or get the text number if you are in the U.S.A to give $5. Every bit helps!

http://www.yele.org/

PROBLEM:

The problem when such a catastrophic event happens is that a lot of faux organisations start to pop up and unscrupulous people trying to scam good-hearted public to give to what they think is legitimate. BE CAREFUL!

The U.S. Better Business Bureau runs a site where U.S. donors can verify that a nonprofit is legit before donating.

Well known agencies you can contact and give to who are assisting the Haiti people with disaster relief are:

Red Cross:

http://www.redcross.org/

Oxfam:

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/?ito=1482

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

http://www.msf.org/

If you are in the U.S.A and would like to text your donation:

  • Text the word “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yéle Foundation, the leading contributor to rebuilding Haiti founded by Wyclef Jean.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 25383 to donate $5 to the International Rescue Committee
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 85944 to donate $5 to the Rescue Union Mission and MedCorp International
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.
  • Text the word “Haiti” to 45678 (In Canada Only) to assist the Salvation Army in Canada

If you are in Australia

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1170607/Haiti-earthquake-How-you-can-help

AND FINALLY IF YOU HAVE A BLOG, TWITTER, FACEBOOK …USE IT AND GET THE WORD OUT THERE!

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~ by Kuka on January 13, 2010.

2 Responses to “Haiti”

  1. I cried when the news broke because I have a soft spot for haiti

  2. It’s so upsetting to think that this country is always going through this type of disaster. In 2008 it was the hurricanes and now the earthquake. So sad.

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