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.
- 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