Working to get help to Haiti
Naples-based Hope for Haiti to send supplies, ...
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Hope for Haiti
- Mission of Hope - Haiti
- American Red Cross
- Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti
- World Harvest Mission
- Catholic Relief Services
- Contact Nesly Loute of the Haitian American Association of Southwest Florida at firstname.lastname@example.org or (239) 601-2023.
- Contact Angie Valentini of Helps Outreach at 239-273-2258 or visit them at 2025 J&C Boulevard in Naples.
- Text YELE to 501 501 and 5 dollars will go toward Wyclef Jean's Yele.org Haiti earthquake relief fund
- Americans concerned about family in Haiti can call the U.S. State Dept. for info: 1-888-407-4747
This is a list of organizations that are collecting aid and donations to assist Haiti in relief efforts after the January 12, 2010.
When it rains, it pours.
But if it’s money and much needed supplies that just keep coming, Hope for Haiti Executive Director Elizabeth Davison said you don’t complain about the volume.
Two flights with doctors, nurses and health-care professionals who have volunteered their services were slated to take off from Naples to Port-au-Prince on Friday .
Sister Judy Dohner has had contact with colleagues in the United States that she is safe and busy taking care of victims from the earthquake in Haiti, despite having injuries of her own, according to an e-mail from another nun in her religious order.
Dohner, a former community leader in Immokalee who moved to Haiti in 2001 to do missionary work, called Sister Kathleen King to let her know she is fine but suffered a concussion and a broken rib. King is from Dohner’s religious order from Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Villa Maria, Penn.
She relayed the damage is horrible and the buildings are all collapsed.
"It was the worst thing she has ever been through," Dohner said in her call to King and relayed by e-mail to another sister.
More than 5,000 people registered on a special Red Cross Web site a few hours after it was launched to help Haitians find loved ones missing in the earthquake, an official said Thursday.
The quick response was aided by people spreading the link on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, but also by the fact that many satellite Internet connections in the Caribbean nation appear to be working, said Marcal Izard, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
"The list is growing rapidly. We now have around 5,000 names on it," Izard told The Associated Press. "Over 250 persons registered from Haiti itself, which is a very good result in such a short period."
Of those, about 200 were searching for missing family members, while 50 people logged on to say they had survived Tuesday's magnitude 7.0 quake near the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Aid workers hoping to distribute food, water and other supplies to a shattered Port-au-Prince are warning their efforts may need more security Friday as Haitians grow increasingly desperate and impatient for help.
United Nations peacekeepers patrolling the capital said people's anger is rising that aid hasn't been distributed quickly, and the Brazilian military warned aid convoys to add security to guard against looting.
Some 800 infantry soldiers and a Navy aircraft carrier are bound for Haiti to aid the massive relief effort under way, the first major influx of U.S. troops since the catastrophe struck.
The troops, expected to arrive Friday, were a clear sign that President Barack Obama was intent on rescuing the ravaged nation, despite the strain that such a vast undertaking would invariably take.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano temporarily halted deportations Wednesday of some Haitians illegally in the U.S. in response to the Caribbean nation's devastating earthquake.
Those with deportation orders will be allowed to remain in the U.S. Those held in detention centers will remain jailed, Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler said.
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