According to a Red Cross spokesman, up to 3 million people may have been affected by Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti. Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti.
To help, information can be found through official websites of the Red Cross, Oxfam, and World Vision, to name a few. CNN’s Impact Your World provides a good listing of legitimate emergency relief and aid organizations providing search and rescue missions, medical assistance, clean water and food amongst other services (many thanks to Ricki for providing the link to CNN’s site)
Want to do something immediately? If you’re in the United States, text “HAITI” to “90999″ and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts. Your donation will be charged to your cell phone bill.
Beware of scams: When giving, please make sure you’re giving through a bona fide aid organization. Unfortunately there are those who try to profit personally from disaster situations like this.