I live in earthquake country, but fortunately, I am blessed to be in a place that has the infrastructure in place to avoid such a catastrophe. While we would definitely suffer some severe damage, it would be no where near the wreckage caused in Haiti, a third world country where their buildings and roadways are below earthquake standards.
The devastation caused by the earthquake is massive, and it’s now time for the global community to provide relief in any way possible. That means YOU can help contribute, too. Here are some extremely easy and fast ways to help, and I mean, SUPER FAST AND EASY.
Text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 via the American Red Cross.
Text “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5 toward earthquake relief. Yele is Wyclef Jean’s grassroots campaign, who is a Haitian native.
Please be careful when figuring out who you’re donating to. Unfortunately, there are some scumbags out there who try to capitalize on this tragedy by scamming people out of their money. (The “flying free doctors and nurses to Haiti” is FALSE. Please PASS ON!) Fox News has listed LEGIT organizations on their website. You can visit that here.
I understand it’s tough times economically, and you may not feel like $5 or $10 is going to do anything. But think about it this way, a majority of the country lives on less than $1 a day, and while your money may not be able to rebuild a house or pay for hospital visits, that $5 dollars you donate may allow a lost son or daughter to call their family back home. Your $10 dollars may help pay for a hungry family to eat for the day. And if just one person’s life is affected by your generous donation, then you have made a difference. So please, I encourage everyone to help in anyway possible.