From the Whitehouse:
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.
- Financial Donations
- Donate $10 to the American Red Cross – charged to your cell phone bill – by texting "HAITI" to "90999."
- Contribute online to the Red Cross
- Find more ways to help through the Center for International Disaster Information.
Get Information about Friends or Family
The State Department Operations Center has set up the following phone number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747 (due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording). You can also send an email to the State Department. Please be aware that communications within Haiti are very difficult at this time.
The Federal Response
- The Department of State
- The Department of Defense
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Health and Human Services
- The Federal Communications Commission
- The Department of Interior