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Haitian Earthquake Donation Resources - How You Can Help

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An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. It hit the capital Port–au–Prince and other areas of the country. The earthquake was also felt in other countries in the region. The most affected area is Haiti's West Province with a population of 2.2 million.

• Any citizens wondering about their family in Haiti can call 1–888–407–4747, a phone line set up by the State Department in conjunction with American Citizen Services.

• For radio updates regarding the situation in Haiti, click on the top Link on the left.

• For a list of Boston area Haitian Community Resources maintained by the Center for Community Health, Education & Research, click on the bottom Link on the left.

Volunteers in Haiti are currently assisting the injured and supporting hospitals whose do not have enough capacity to deal with this emergency. The most urgent needs at this time are search and rescue, field hospitals, emergency health, water purification, emergency shelter, logistics and telecommunications.

For those interested in contributing to help victims of the earthquake, download the PDF on the left for a list of contact information and links for some agencies that plan to provide relief.

Download the PDF on the left to read more!