Help for Haiti: Learn What You Can Do

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Help for Haiti: Learn What You Can Do

On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. President Obama has promised the people of Haiti that “you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten.” The United States Government has mobilized resources and manpower to aid in the relief effort. Here are some ways that you can get involved.

Donate

  • Contribute online through ClintonBushHaitiFund.org.
  • Text “QUAKE” to 20222 to charge a  $10 donation to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (the donation will be added to your cell phone bill).
  • Find more ways to help at usaid.gov/haiti/

Get Information about Friends or Family

The State Department has several resources for inquiring about the welfare and whereabouts of friends and family in Haiti:

  • To Ask For or Provide Information About U.S. Citizens in Haiti:
    • Email the Task Force at Haiti-Earthquake@state.gov OR
    • From the U.S. or Canada, call 888-407-4747 (Other countries, call 202-501-4444)
  • For U.S. Citizens in Haiti Seeking Assistance or Reporting Their Status/Whereabouts:
    • Email the Embassy at ACSPaP@state.gov OR
    • Call the Embassy’s Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672

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