Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More updates for Haiti

1.House Actress Olivia Wilde has promised a personalized video message to anyone who donated $200 or more toward the cause through Artists for Peace and Justice.

2. The U.S State Department Operations Center said Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti should call 1-888-407-4747. Due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording. "Our embassy is still in the early stages of contacting American citizens through our Warden Network," the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Communications are very difficult within Haiti at this time."

3. The FBI urges people who are looking for ways to help with earthquake relief to be wary of solicitations that could be from scam artists.

4. In Addition to donating to Yele, you can also donate $ 10 to the Red Cross by texting "Haiti" to 90999

5. New York Times story on Haitians in Flatbush here

6. MSBC is reporting that anxiety and Mourning spreads widely throughout Flatbush.

7. Celebrities and fans respond to the disaster on twitter

8. CNN reports that the first U.S military aid has reached Haiti with more to come.

9. Teary Governor General thanks Canada for aid to Haiti. Read Here

10. Obama orders rapid response.


Anonymous said...

If you are going to donate through a credit card as of now capital one is the only company that is waving the administrative fees. Please use a capital one card or go through their no hassle giving website.

Anonymous said...

The yele text to 501501 works. It's the quickest and easiest way to donate. Yele has foot on the ground. Wyclef flew to Haiti right after the earthquake. What other head of a charity would do that? His heart and soul is in this. Please if you are reading this. Text text text and donate $5. Even if that is all you got. Tell your friends tell anyone. It ads up. People are in desparate need. Think if this was you in the same situation? Wouldn't you want someone to help?