Make a donation to help Haiti

Humanitarian aid is loaded onto a plane at the Torrejon military airbase in Madrid, Spain, Monday Jan. 18, 2010. Aid supplies are being sent from Spain as part of the massive international effort to alleviate the effects of the recent earthquake in Haiti. (AP Photo/Paul White)

January 25, 2010 7:20:00 AM PST
The White House says you can help immediately by donating to the international fund of the Red Cross to assist the relief effort.

Contribute online to the Red Cross, or donate $10 to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting "HAITI" to "90999."  Find more ways to help through the Center for International Disaster Information.

World Vision is already distributing first aid kits and other staples in Haiti.

Save the Children is focusing on children and families and taking truly grass roots actions like sending out motorbike teams to help people in the capital.

Care USA is distributing stocks of high-protein biscuits that it already had in warehouses in Haiti.

Click here to see other good groups working to help with Haiti. To find out if a charity meets the Better Business Bureau's standards, visit www.bbb.org.

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper's Consumer Protection Division says it has not yet received complaints from North Carolina consumers about fraudulent fundraising efforts for Haiti relief. Cooper encouraged North Carolinians to give generously but to watch for charity scams. Consumers can report potential scams to the Attorney General's office by calling 1-877- 5-NO-SCAM or filing a complaint at www.ncdoj.gov.

Families of Americans living in Haiti are still encouraged to contact the State Department at 888-407-4747. Families can also make contact through the www.familylinks.icrc.org website.

Local Organizations Help

Hearts with Haiti
26 Horne Street, Raleigh
Taki Donovan
haitiart@gmail.com
(919) 758-8085

Hearts and Hands for Haiti
2013 Midwood Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604
stan@heartsandhandsforhaiti.org
(919) 755-1903

An Restaurant
20% of proceeds from January 25th-30th donated to the American Red Cross
Located in Cary
www.ancuisines.com/Haiti

The Haiti Connection
www.thehaiticonnection.org
206 New Bern Place, Raleigh, NC 27601
Bonnie Elam (919) 786-4478
(919) 417-4644 (cell)

Haiti Outreach Ministries
Bill Glass (207) 388- 2263, haitioutreach@hughes.net
Local Contact: Kathy Walmer, RN, MSN, CPNP
Executive Director
Family Health Ministries
2344 Operations Drive, Suite 201
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 382-5500
cell phone? (919) 368-6591
www.familyhm.org

Stop Hunger Now
Ray Buchanan/Founder
2501 Clark Avenue, Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27607-7213
(888) 501-8440 (919) 839-0689
www.stophungernow.org

Synergy Spa fundraiser January 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Click here for more information

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