Over a week after the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti and the continued aftershocks that have furthered the destruction, over two million Haitians are left in desperate need of food, medical supplies and shelter. Â The death toll is as of yet uncounted and unimaginable. The amount of lives lost is expected to be in the hundreds of thousands. Burials for the dead are forgone; no one can find or identify the bodies of missing let alone have access to the funds and materials necessary for a burial. Instead the corpses of citizens and loved ones are being tossed into mass burials, not out of apathy, but because there is no other option. Â Victims are still trapped beneath the rubble without food, water or a means of escape. Machines to lift the debris are scare. Â Fears of widespread disease to decay and disease are growing Â Access to operating phones in other countries of the world is a near impossibility. Â There is currently little to no government leadership controlling the distribution of food, supplies or organization. The most prominent forms of leadership are coming from other countries donating their contributions of relief.
Please do do what little you can to help give relief to the country of Haiti, to help save it’s people from further death and devastation. Donate $5-$10 via texting the following organizations:
- Text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts
- Text “YELE” to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief
- Text “GIVE10″ to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief
Or contribute further donation to reputable organizations where relief is going to Haiti directly. These include: World Vision, Yele, Unicef, Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, CARE, Save the Children, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Habitat or Humanity, Feed the Children, Partners in Help, Mercy Corps and Direct Relief. There are many others, but please do your part to research the validity of lesser know organizations as there are those who will try to take advantage of the devastated during this horrific tragedy.
Also check within your local community to see how it is coming together to support the people of Haiti.