Not to be a buzz-killer or anything, but it's time you pulled your head out of that video game and got involved in something that will really help people who need it.
As I'm sure you've heard, the country of Haiti suffered an unimaginable tragedy yesterday when a major earthquake hit the nation's capitol city of Port-au-Prince. Right now, the estimates are are over 100,000 dead. Haiti isn't a wealthy nation, so donations for rescue operations, food, and emergency support are integral to helping the Haitian people.
We don't call for action much on TheFeed, but everyone here at G4 is sincerely and seriously imploring you to take action now -- we're all pulling out our checkbooks and credit cards, so should you.
Below are links to a number of relief charities. Please use them and donate as much as you can possibly afford to.
- Text Yele. Haitian muscian Wyclef Jean is urging donors to text 'Yele' to 501501 and make a $5 contribution to the relief effort over cell phone. Click here to get more information via Wyclef's Twitter page.
- Save the Children. Donate at savethechildren.org or make checks out to "Save the Children" and mail to: Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880
- UNICEF. Go to unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (800) 4UNICEF.
- Red Cross. Visit redcross.org and click Donate, or call (800) REDCROSS. Or: text: GIVE to 2HELP (24357). Donations will appear on customers' monthly bills or be debited from a prepaid account balance. Message and data rates may apply. To opt-out, send "STOP" to 24357. Or text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.
- Salvation Army: Link to the direct donation page. Enter "Haiti Earthquake Relief" in the Specific Use field.
- Mercy Corp. Go online to mercycorps.org or mail checks to Haiti Earthquake Fund, Dept. NR, PO Box 2669, Portland, Ore. 97208 or call (888) 256-1900
- Doctors Without Borders: Direct donation link.
- The U.S. State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747