Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DO SOMETHING: Haiti Earthquake Relief

So I really really really want to blog about Pat Robertson. But I decided against it for two reasons: 1) It would be silly to dedicate two blog entries this week to TWO idiots with "foot-in-the-mouth" syndrome, and 2) I thought it would be MUCH more important to send that flow of energy to the people who actually need it: The People of Haiti.

So here are 5 ways to help out:
  • Text "Yele" to 501501 and $5 will be charged to your phone bill and given to relief projects through Wyclef Jean's foundation, Yele Haiti, or you can make a donation directly to their website

  • CARE has deployed an emergency team to Port-au-Prince today to assist in recovery efforts. Their area of focus is rescuing children who may still be trapped in schools that collapsed. Make a donation to CARE

  • 100% of your donation will go to the relief effort if you make a donation to the Baptist Haiti Mission. They are currently operating an 82-bed hospital that is "overflowing with injured.", and can definitely use the help. Make a donation to

  • Doctors Without Borders has BEEN in Haiti and has already set up clinics to treat the growing number of injured. Donate any amount so they can keep their efforts going by visiting

  • The American Red Cross has pledged $200,000 (which isn't a whole helluva lot, let's be honest). They expect to provide immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. They are accepting donations through their International Response Fund by going to .

For more ideas go to

Peace from Brooklyn & Prayers for Haiti!!!

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