Taken from KNX-1070 Newsradio, Los Angeles
The devastation in Haiti has touched people throughout Southen California. If you would like to contribute to the relief effort, KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO suggests any of the fine agencies below, including the Red Cross.
- You can text a donation of 10 dollars to the Red Cross by texting HAITI to 90999
- You can call the Red Cross donation hotline 1.800.REDCROSS
- You can also donate to this organization by calling 1-800-578-8225, EXT. 2197
Here is a list of charitable organizations offering aid to Haiti (we will add to the list as we hear of new relief efforts):
• Yele Haiti - Wyclef Jean's grassroots organization: Text Yele to 501 501 to donate $5 via your cellphone
The U.S. State Department Operations Center said Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti should call 1-888-407-4747. Due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording. "Our embassy is still in the early stages of contacting American citizens through our Warden Network," the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Communications are very difficult within Haiti at this time."
For more information, go to the Department of State blog.
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