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 Committee
YELE to 501501: Yele
BABY to 20222: March of Dimes
HAITI to 864833: United Way
CERF to 90999: United Nations Foundation
BEST to 501501: Project Medishare
FRIENDS to 90999: World Food Program
HEART to 85944: Happy Hearts Fund
To give $10 by text message:
HAITI to 90999: American Red Cross
CARE to 25383: CARE
OXFAM to 25383: Oxfam International
QUAKE to 20222: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
AJWS to 25383: American Jewish World Service
HABITAT to 25383: Habitat for Humanity
GIVE to 25383: Partners in Health
DISASTER to 90999: Compassion International
HAITI to 20222: Clinton Foundation
HAITI to 85944: International Medical Corps
HAITI to 52000: Salvation Army
UNICEF to 20222: UNICEF
SAVE to 20222: Save the Children
WORLD to 20222: World Vision
RELIEFto 25383: Catholic Relief Services
RELIEF to 30644: Automatically connects to Catholic Relief Services by phone or you can donate money with your credit card.
(Source: Mobile Commons.com)