I just donated to AmeriCares towards the Haiti Disaster Relief. If you’d like to help please consider donating as well. Every $100 in cash contributions enables AmeriCares to deliver more than $3,500 in emergency relief, including medicines, medical supplies, clothing, footwear, blankets and nutritional supplements.
From their site here’s what we know thus far:
AmeriCares is preparing to respond to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti earlier today. The earthquake leveled a hospital in the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Official casualty reports are being developed, but witnesses near the disaster could hear screams of people trapped inside the hospital. AmeriCares is pledging $5 million for the people of Haiti.
I’ve been looking for an organization other than the Red Cross which seems to do very good work in both the US and around the world. AmeriCares really seems on the ball with relief services and programs. With over 99% of funds going into the relief programs I felt that my donation, even though small, could make an impact.
Just a quick shout-out post for anyone filled with the burning desire to help but no idea where to put that desire other than the Red Cross.