To ensure your contribution goes to Haiti relief funds, please remember to designate your gift to "Haiti Earthquake".Organizations Working on Haiti Earthquake Relief:
*Charitable Deduction in 2009 for Haiti Relief Note: The House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 4462 on 1/20/10. This legislation would allow individuals who make charitable contributions to victims of the earthquake in Haiti to claim an itemized charitable deduction on their 2009 tax return instead of having to wait until next year to claim these deductions on their 2010 tax return. The legislation also includes a provision allowing those who text messaged a donation the ability to use a phone bill as proof of donation. Access the full announcement from the Committee on Ways & Means here.
*In-Kind Donations Note: If you are interested in donating physical items like clothing or supplies, please contact nonprofits that accept in-kind donations like the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries International. At this time, cash donations are most needed so organizations can purchase the exact supplies necessary for emergency response.
*Adoption Note: As in any disaster of this magnitude, the children who may have been orphaned because of the earthquake would not become available for international adoption for at least 1-2 years to allow time to be reunited with their displaced family members. If you are interested in adopting Haitian orphans, please consult these resources:
- US State Department on Children Affected by natural Disasters and Conflict
- Haiti's Adoptive Family Requirements
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami: email@example.com
- Dillon International
*Animal Rescue in Haiti Note: The animal victims of this disaster will desperately need help too, and animal welfare groups are joining forces to come to their aid. (Click on the links below to donate.)
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
- Humane Society of the United States
- International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
- World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
Tackling malnutrition and providing clean water to vulnerable communities.
Working on emergency aid and longterm rebuilding efforts.
ADRA providing medical help & supplies, water sanitation and food to Haiti.
Collecting donations at our warehouse in Delray Beach, Florida and working with the community around and volunteers provided by Volunteermatch.org.
Enabling network of grantees to meet the urgent needs of the population.
Seeing to needs for food, water, shelter, medical services and support.
The American Refugee Committee works with refugee communities in 7 countries around the world and conducts disaster relief, helping people regain control of their lives. Our unique focus will be on long-term relief, reconstruction, and recovery services for Haitians.
Working with partners to deliver humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
Helping to rebuild affected areas and promote earthquake resistant housing.
We operate several programs in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, NY, so we are in contact with Haitian americans with family in Haiti. We provide services to the community by serving and giving good to needy families.
Bless the Children has mobilized volunteers for disaster relief efforts for Haiti. With donated funds we are providing medical support, food, water and family care packages.
Designing sustainable, culturally appropriate earthquake-resistance housing and working with local builders and homeowners on implementation.
CARE Deploying response teams to distribute food and provide immediate aid.
Catholic Relief Services
Providing emergency relief and community development.
Teams from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are on the ground in Haiti and have identified critical supplies and equipment needed to address the growing public health crisis - items that CDC cannot purchase quickly through normal government channels. CDC is also beginning to outline long-term needs for helping Haiti rebuild its public health system.
We are rushing food, water and medical supplies to multiple orphanages in Haiti throughout the Island, and will be sending teams for phase 2 repairs in the near future.
Aiding Haiti with medical help, food, water, shelter to the earthquake refugees. Rebuilding homes for years to come.
The on-site offices and residences of CNP have been flattened. The hospital has been severely damaged and is not safe to use. We will partner with Save the Children and other organizations experienced with severe natural disasters to create an effective recovery program. An emergency medical team will provide emergency medical care with a small field hospital in Leogane.
Sending funds to local partners in Haiti. CWS-supported efforts will include the construction of temporary water systems, providing water purification materials, tents and food packages.
Mounting a comprehensive response to this crisis. Aid stocks on the ground are being distributed and more supplies are being flown in. We have committed, resilient teams reaching people with desperately needed aid.
Establishing an emergency command center to distribute aid.
Crisis Recover International begins work at disasters during the recovery phase. We work with local organizations and provide assistance so that they can empower residents in their community to establish individual ability to be self-supporting as they recover from the disaster.
Aiding with food and medical care.
Allocating up to $1 million in aid committed for earthquake response.
Treating the injured and setting up replacement clinics in tents.
Our 200 acre property comprises a large farm, greenhouses, fish project, medical/surgical clinic and a school.
Sending funds to Diocese of Haiti to provide essentials including food and water; working with Diocese of Dominican Republic to coordinate relief efforts and assist refugees.
From our warehouse in Indianapolis we plan to ship multiple containers to Haiti when the time is right. Provide funding for the reconstruction of medical facilities in Haiti.
We have worked with mission partners in Haiti for more than 10 years, and we currently hold close partnerships with nearly 200 Haiti-based programs. With your support, we will produce an additional 5 million meals for Haiti relief by March 1.
FINCA will remain in Haiti, as we have done for the past 20 years, providing hope and life-changing loans to some of the world’s poorest people.
Administering support and distributing supplies from it's warehouse facilities in Haiti. Dedicated to long-term relief efforts.
Freedom from Hunger is raising money to enable ACLAM (Action Contre La Misère) to rebuild capacity to act quickly to support the relief and recovery of the women, families and communities ACLAM has been serving.
Providing immediate medical aid for those injured in the earthquake at our hospital, St. Damien; providing funeral and burial services.
Directing funds to aid and development projects on the ground.
Providing financial assistance to help maintain primary schools, feeding programs, orphan and widow support as well as relief and development projects in Haiti.
Helping quake survivors rebuild their businesses and lives through small loans.
Haiti Cheri Harvest Life Ministry
We are providing direct relief in Haiti. We have been working in the country since the year 2001.
Haitian Health Foundation
Providing health care, development, relief, and hope to the poor.
Seeing to immediate aid needs.
Addressing shelter solutions for low-income families affected by the Haiti earthquake.
Working to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people.
Delivering medical supplies, food and water. The organization has been in Haiti since 1995 sponsoring children to go to school.
Will concentrate rebuilding efforts (schools, commerce, housing, etc).
Direct relief is underway and will continue for years, as in Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike.
Providing clean water, restoring water tanks, and giving drinking water to tens of thousands of people.
International Medical Corps
Providing medical care and other emergency services.
Response team is coordinating with partners to provide relief.
IRD's relief team brought two truckloads of water, and will meet more than $5 million worth of commodities that have been sent to Port-au-Prince. IRD distribute medical supplies, medicines, rehydration salts, solar-powered lights, water purifiers, hygiene kits, and other basic humanitarian aid.
Providing emergency relief and aid services.
Coordinating a response by NGOs with decades of Haiti experience to make a rapid and strategic intervention.
The fund channels financial and other resources to community-based organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.
Using donated funds, Lions are purchasing supplies locally, such as water, food, medicine and blankets.
LWR has committed an initial $1,000,000 to the relief effort. LWR is coordinating a two-phase relief and recovery response through our partners on the ground in Haiti.
Activating emergency response through partner Zanmi Lasante Clinic.
Deploying an emergency team to provide relief and assistance.
Merlin's emergency response team is working with Haitians and other international agencies to meet the most urgent needs: water, sanitation, shelter, disease prevention and restoration of basic health services.
Sending medical/surgical teams, supplies, food & clothing. We have a clinic in Haiti, along with trucks for transporting teams/supplies.
MAF staff coordinate with government and NGOs to fly to remote airstrips delivering supplies and aid.
Aiding Haiti with medical help, food, water, shelter to the earthquake refugees. Rebuilding homes for years to come.
Sending aid and supplies to network in Haiti for immediate relief.Operation Rainbow
The first team arrived on Jan 17 and did triage and basic emergency care; the second team did external fixation, caring for the wounded and organizing evacuations to more suitable hospitals. The third team was able to do surgeries as the Xray had arrived. The team going on Feb 20 will follow up with internal fixation and patient care.
Sending medical team and supplies for immediate relief.
Mobilizing a public health, water and sanitation team and supplies.
PADF, the natural disaster relief arm of the Organization of American States, has more than 150 people working Haiti on economic development, disaster mitigation and protecting human rights.
Providing community-based healthcare and assistance.
Currently working with children to help them overcome the trauma of the earthquake. So far 250 children have taken part in Plan’s therapeutic games clubs, which provide them with a break from the misery of life on the rubble strewn streets.
Preparing medical disaster relief shipment and soliciting corporate medical donations.
Providing clean water, installing filters, and setting up secure water filtration centers in earthquake stricken villages in
. Now more than ever, the need for clean water is great. Haiti
Currently housing 60 malnourished children. The organization has treated many people at its clinic, and one missionary is assisting at a mobile clinic in Haiti.
Haiti has been the main mission for Reiser Relief Inc. since 1996, we are responding with financial aid and the short and long term relief is providing the essential services to aid in day-to-day survival, water, food, medical supplies
Providing education, food, shelter and hope to the world’s poorest children.
Operating schools, clinics, hospitals, food programs, children's homes.
Samaritan’s Purse teams are working with a network of pastors to distribute critically-needed relief supplies for victims of the massive earthquake that rocked Haiti last week.
Sending teams to help support the emergency response.
The Seton Institute, the international outreach arm of Ascension Health, is undertaking relief efforts to meet the immediate needs in
and provide ongoing assistance as the nation recovers from this tragedy.
ShelterBox has established three separate operational centers in and around Haiti to help distribute assistance to the estimated one million people left homeless by the devastating 12 January earthquake.Collecting health kits to send and working with staff on the ground to provide assistance.
Preparing long-term poverty solutions in health care, education, sanitation.
Providing medical supplies to the hospitals in Haiti.
We are delivering, installing, and training people to operate Living Water Treatment Systems (TM), which filter and purify 10 gallons of water a minute. Systems are being installed at orphanages, missions, refugee camps, and other places where survivors are fleeing from the city.
Providing emergency survival kits for families that includes medicine, clean water, food, blankets, plastic sheeting and clothing.
Providing emergency food assistance and longterm development.
Mobilizing its 60-strong Haitian staff and community volunteers to respond with food, safe water, cooking fuel and other basic supplies as available. As the work of first responders ebbs, WHI will expand its response by mobilizing U.S. volunteers to assist the Haitian staff and communities in clean-up and rebuilding.
Providing emergency relief services.
Building awareness, programs in education, sports, arts, environment.
Due to current dangerous conditions in Haiti, please do not travel to the areas affected by the earthquake without explicit instructions from a qualified emergency response organization. Volunteer opportunities in Haiti will become available after the initial emergency response when the situation stabilizes so rebuilding efforts can progress.
Organizations with offices in the U.S. will likely need volunteers to help with fundraisers and community events, provide office support or to organize supplies pre-deployment. You can search for volunteer opportunities here (http://www1.networkforgood.org/for-donors/volunteer). CNN also has a listing of relief organization taking applications for volunteers here (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/impact/)