After-Math: How Much Are North Americans Giving to Haiti?
Just how generous are we First World next-door neighbors when it comes to Haiti earthquake relief?
It’s being reported that the star-studded Hope for Haiti Now telethon has raised more than $57 million so far.
Up north, the similarly formatted Canada for Haiti telethon brought in $18.8-million—the Canadian federal government was responsible for half of that number, and it promises match up to $50 million in civilian contributions.
And through $10 increments, the American Red Cross’ Text 2 Help campaign pulled in about $25 million by the end of last week.
If those numbers aren’t doing it for you, just keep on texting donations to these reputable relief organizations:
To give $5 by text message:HAITI to 25383: International Rescue CommitteeYELE to 501501: YeleBABY to 20222: March of DimesHAITI to 864833: United WayCERF to 90999: United Nations FoundationBEST to 501501: Project MedishareFRIENDS to 90999: World Food ProgramHEART to 85944: Happy Hearts Fund
To give $10 by text message:HAITI to 90999: American Red CrossCARE to 25383: CAREOXFAM to 25383: Oxfam InternationalQUAKE to 20222: Clinton Bush Haiti FundAJWS to 25383: American Jewish World ServiceHABITAT to 25383: Habitat for HumanityGIVE to 25383: Partners in HealthDISASTER to 90999: Compassion InternationalHAITI to 20222: Clinton FoundationHAITI to 85944: International Medical CorpsHAITI to 52000: Salvation ArmyUNICEF to 20222: UNICEFSAVE to 20222: Save the ChildrenWORLD to 20222: World VisionRELIEFto 25383: Catholic Relief ServicesRELIEF to 30644: Automatically connects to Catholic Relief Services by phone or you can donate money with your credit card.(Source: Mobile Commons.com)