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Help for Haiti: Relief efforts and how to help

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To donate in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, please visit http://www.hopeforhaitinow.org

REPORT FRAUD

The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) have established a telephone hotline to report suspected Haitian earthquake relief fraud. The number is (866) 720-5721. The phone line is staffed by a live operator 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also e-mail information directly to disaster@leo.gov.

Message from the Haitian Consulate of New York

The Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti wants to express its utmost gratitude for the overwhelming response that they have received regarding the disaster in Haiti.

The primary focus is to provide disaster relief to the survivors and continue the search for those who may still be alive.

The Consulate is working along with community leaders, clergy members, community organizations and non-governmental organizations to spearhead a drive to collect basic first aid & rescue relief items and medication for those in dire need.

The following items are being collected:

First Aid: Band Aids, Sterile Guaze, Plastic Bandages, Adhesive Bandages, Tweezers, Alcohol Wipes, Hand Sanitizers, Cotton Balls, Scissors, Medical Masks

Rescue Relief Items: Water, Water Purifying Tablets, Hard Hats, Dust Masks, Blankets, Women's hygiene, Batteries, Flash Lights, Trash Bags, Non-Perishable Food Items, Canned Foods/Dry Foods, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Ropes, Soap, Shovels, Baby Formula, Baby Bottles, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, Toilet Paper

Medication: Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Triple Antibiotic Ointments, Pain Killers, Tylenol, Aspirin

Destination Drop Off Centers:

Brooklyn:

  1. 2059 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
  2. 339 E. 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11226
  3. Roland Realty, 907 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225, 718-735-6680

Upper Manhattan

  1. 15 Manhattan Ave (Between CPW & Columbus Ave)

Long Island, NY

  1. Dance Expressions, 70 South Central Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580, (Office) 516-825-1920, (Cell) 718-986-7142, contact: Jessica Ulysse

Queens

  1. Eglise Evangelique du Reveil, 578 Onderdonk Ave (Btwn Menhan & Grove St., 718-381-0891 / 718-766-8865, contact: Pastor Valcin or Luc Grandoit

Organizations accepting donations to help Haiti:

AMERICAN RED CROSS

  • Text "HAITI" to "90999" to make a $10 donation. The amount will be added to your next phone bill. The organization is also accepting donations through its International Response Fund.
  • 2025 E Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006
  • (800) REDCROSS (800-257-7575)
  • www.redcross.org

  • INTERACTION

    InterAction, a coalition of U.S.-based international non-governmental organizations, has a list of agencies responding and how to donate to them. Find it here: http://www.interaction.org/crisis-list/earthquake-haiti

  • WYCLEF JEAN'S HAITIAN YELE

    To donate $5 to Wyclef Jean's Haitian Yele charity, text 501501. The money will be added to your next phone bill.

  • To find out how to help the International Rescue Committee, visit www.theIRC.org or call toll free, 1-877-REFUGEE.

  • US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    The State Department has set up a toll-free number to call for information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747. www.state.gov

    Secretary of State Clinton has set up an aid line that people can use to send money to support Haiti relief similar to what was set up to support refugees in Pakistan earlier this year. Cell phone users can text "haiti" to 90999 and $10 will go to relief efforts in Haiti. The $10 will show up on your phone bill.

    www.clintonbushhaitifund.org

  • AMERICARES
    88 Hamilton Avenue
    Stamford, Conn. 06902
    (800) 486-4357
    www.americares.org

  • MERCY CORPS
    Dept. W
    P.O. Box 2669
    Portland, Ore., 97208-2669
    (888) 256-1900
    donate.mercycorps.org

  • OXFAM AMERICA
    226 Causeway St., 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02114-2206
    (800) 77-OXFAM (776-9326)

  • THE SALVATION ARMY
    615 Slaters Lane
    P.O. Box 269
    Alexandria, VA 22313

  • SAVE THE CHILDREN
    Haiti Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund
    54 Wilton Road
    Westport, Conn. 06880
    (800) 728-3843

  • WORLD VISION
    Haiti Earthquake Relief
    P.O. Box 9716
    Federal Way, Wash. 98063-9716
    (888) 511-6548

  • CARE
    151 Ellis Street
    Atlanta, Ga. 30303
    (800) 521-CARE (521-2273)

  • DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA/MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF)
    333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10001-5004
    (888) 392-0392

  • INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES
    P.O. Box 630225
    Baltimore, Md. 21263-0225
    (877) 803-4622

  • U.S. FUND FOR UNICEF
    125 Maiden Lane
    New York, N.Y. 10038
  • (800) FOR-KIDS (367-5437)

  • FOOD FOR THE POOR
    www.foodforthepoor.org

  • CONCERN
    Donation Phone #: 800 59-CONCERN
    Donation Address:
    104 East 40th Street, Room 903
    New York, NY, 10016
    www.concern-worldwide.org

    Concern Worlwide US calls on the public for urgent support to allow the agency to provide food, water, shelter and medicine as the immediate priority for those that have survived the catastrophe.

  • CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD

    Monetary contributions can be made by sending checks, payable to CMMB-Haiti, to CMMB, 10 West 17th Street, New York City, New York 10011, or by calling 1 800 678 5659. Pledges can also be made via the CMMB website, where an ad appears, cmmb.org, or by a direct web link: http://support.cmmb.org/Haiti.

    Donated medicines and medical supplies are also being accepted by CMMB. To make these donations, please contact Kathy Tebbett, at 1 212 242 7757.

  • HANDS ON DISASTER RESPONSE (HODR)

    100% of donations through HODR's Haiti Earthquake Response Fund (www.HODR.org/HaitiEarthquake) will support earthquake response efforts in Haiti. For more information, please visit www.HODR.org

    Donation website:
    www.HODR.org/HaitiEarthquake

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 546
    Carlisle MA, 01741

    Email:
    info@HODR.org

  • NEW JERSEY FOR HAITI

    For information on how to support or donate to the relief effort, please visit www.nj4haiti.org or call Jefferson Park Ministries at 908-629-0041. Jefferson Park Ministries will also be holding grief counseling every night starting Thursday, January 14 from 6-10 p.m. at Madison Avenue in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

  • UNICEF

    Call 1-800-4UNICEF or visit secure.unicefusa.org

  • OPERATION USA

    Operation USA is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements, which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles.

    To make a donation, by phone call 1-800-678-7255 or online at www.opusa.org.

    Send a check to:
    Operation USA
    3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A
    Culver City, CA 90232

  • STILLERSTRONG

    Ben Stiller's Stillerstrong campaign will temporarily divert all donations to support the Haiti relief effort.

    To make a donation, www.stillerstrong.org

  • MERCY CORPS

    Mercy Corps is sending a team of emergency responders to assess damage, and seek to fulfill immediate needs of quake survivors.

    To make a donation, visit www.mercycorps.org/haiti. To donate by phone call 1-888-256-1900

    Send a check to:
    Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Fund; Dept NR
    P.O. Box 2669
    Portland, OR 97208

  • DIRECT RELIEF

    Direct Relief is committing up to $1 million in aid for the response and is coordinating with its other in-country partners and colleague organizations. Their partners in Haiti include Partners in Health, St. Damien Children's Hospital, and the Visitation Hospital, which are particularly active in emergency response.

    To make a donation, click here.

  • INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

    To make a donation, please visit www.imcworldwide.org.

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    To check the database on survivors of the earthquake, or to provide information on a missing family member, go to www.familylinks.icrc.org/haiti/people