So, there have been quite a few links sent to me regarding Wyclef’s Yele. While I am sure he has the best of intentions, it sounds like that this might not be the best charity to give your money to. I am curious what will happen with the live telethon that Wyclef and George Clooney are planning on doing in light of this news. In the meantime, I have removed the Yele links.
I was fairly alarmed this morning to find out a co-worker had NOT heard about Haiti (what the what?)! I know a lot of websites have compiled lists, but I don’t mind being a broken record on this.
YOU should also go learn more about Haiti and understand why these people have nothing to begin with. I hope no one minces my words here, but I think this might have been the best thing for Haiti.
Fast and easy ways to help:
Text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts. Find out more at http://www.redcross.org/
Text “GIVE10” to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief. Find out more at https://secure2.convio.net/dri/site/Donation2?idb=137039094&1170.donation=form1&df_id=1170
iTunes has also setup donations through the store:
Google has setup some fairly easy portals on their website here to donate to UNICEF or CARE.
TED.com has put together a list of actual items you could send in to donate if you want to send more than money, things like helicopters, satellite phones, blankets, etc. They are working with Partners in Health http://blog.ted.com/2010/01/the_haiti_trage.php
And for the general follow the link sort of donations:
The reddit community has been doing geek themed donation amounts (and working also with Direct Relief)
Nothing better than going straight to the Doctors Without Borders or United Nations Foundation: Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
AND, Ben Stiller has a site to donate money to schools in Haiti that is also helping out with the effort.