Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How to help Haiti

Normally I wouldn't post requests for donations, but under the circumstances this seems appropriate.  "International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization, founded by volunteer doctors and nurses and dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through relief and development programs. There are still thousands of patients seeking treatment of which approximately 80% are in need of surgery and are running out of time - especially with the tremendous aftershocks still devastating this country. The team is treating crush injuries, trauma, substantial wound care, shock and other critical cases with the few available supplies - And they're in it for the long haul. I would love your help spreading the word by blogging or tweeting about IMC's rescue efforts. We've put up a blogger friendly widget here on our site:
With the widget it's really easy to let your readers know that donating $10 to help the people of Haiti is as simple as sending a text message of the word "haiti" to 85944. "

I also want to mention Doctors without Borders .
This article in the NY Daily News gives a comprehensive list of vetted donation organizations that have received high ratings from the American Institute of Philanthropy .

FYI-- I also came across this link from the American Psychological Association on "Managing your distress about the earthquake from afar"

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