Haiti's earthquake damage includes a prison collapse and a high death toll.
After undergoing a 7.0 earthquake that damaged communications and transport infrastructure, with possibly half a million dead, Haiti is dealing with the Bay Area's worst fear, a large magnitude quake coupled with weak earthquake infrastructure.
Here's how you can help: attend a local fundraiser, donate to organizations actively involved in Haiti, and add to our list by making comments below.
Montclair Bistro Raising Money for American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund: Dine at Montclair Bistro, 6118 Medau Place, Wednesdays, January 27 and February 3 and all profits from those evenings will go to the American Red Cross Relief Fund. Details or for reservations, call 482-8282.
American Red Cross Fund Raiser at Olivetto Cafe & Restaurant, 5655 College Avenue, Saturday, January 30, 11 am-2 pm: Food and drinks, including wine, provided. Raffles ($2/ticket or $10/6 tickets at the door)/ Silent Auction, Great prizes (including dinners, spa gift certificate, special wines) Cash or checks payable to:"American Red Cross" (write Haiti Earthquake in memo). For questions, contact Adelmise Warner at 415-378-6613. RSVP to Claire Nisbett at 547-5356.
Doctors Without Borders Call: toll-free at 1-888-392-0392. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Make Checks out to: "Doctors Without Borders" 333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001-5004 Donate Link
Haitian Women for Haitian refugees & MUDHA - movement of Dominican Haitian Women. Both groups are organizing an immediate delivery of first aid relief. MUDHA is traveling to the Dominican/Haitian border, looking at how to reach affected areas. Send checks to: "IFCO/Haiti Relief" 418 West 145th Street, New York NY 10031
GHESKIO Public health clinic in Haiti that also performs research and training and is allied with Cornell visit the site. Send checks to: "wcmc-gheskio" Center for Global Health, 440 East 69th street, ground level, New York, NY, 10021. Donate Link
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund/East Bay Sanctuary Covenant Supports various Human Rights efforts in Haiti and is involved in emergency relief. Donate Link
Volunteers for Inter-American Development Assistance Collecting medical supplies destined for Haiti at 6251 Hollis Street, Emeryville, California USA 94608. Has various health care programs in the Americas. Donate Link
California Nurses Association-Oakland Registering RN volunteers for the effort. Sign-Up
Lambi Fund of Haiti: Fund and support community-based organizations in Haiti to strengthen Haitian civil society. Donate Link
TransAfrica Forum Long-term work to stabilize Haiti. Check their site for further short-term and long-term recommendations including granting temporary custody to Haitians already living in the US. Donate Link
Fonkoze Haitian micro-finance bank. Donation Link
Yele Haiti Wyclef Jean's organization visit the site. Text 501501 to donate $5. The money will be added to your next phone bill.
MADRE Works in partnership with community-based women's organizations. Engaged in Haiti emergency response by collecting funds to purchase medical supplies for Zanmi Lasante. Donate Link
Red Cross Text "Haiti" to 90999 to give $10 to the Red Cross. See their photo appeal. The money will be added to your next phone bill.
Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Fund. Donate Link
"The country does not have the infrastructure or resources to deal with a crisis of this magnitude, the U.S. and the international community must provide immediate medical, humanitarian, search and rescue, and additional supports as requested by the government of Haiti," -- Nicole Lee, President of TransAfrica Forum.