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More Haiti Disaster Relief Resources
Google, Yahoo and Bing, among many others, are offering cash donations and resources to assist with disaster relief in Haiti. Here’s our earlier coverage of online resources. You can also find images of post Earthquake Haiti from Bing Maps and Google.
Google has a full-blown disaster relief center with a wide range of updates, free Google Voice calls and places to donate money. There’s also a “person finder” microsite to enable family members or friends to request information and others with knowledge of whereabouts or details to provide it.
Mobile/SMS donations have now surpassed $20 million. Here are some of the ways to donate via text message:
- Text the word “Quake” to 20222 to donate $10 On behalf of The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
- Text the word “Oxfam” to 25383 to donate $10 On behalf of Oxfam America, Inc. On behalf of Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc. (CARE)
- Text the word “Give” to 25383 to donate $10 On behalf of the MTV telethon
- Text the word “AJWS” to 25383 to donate $10 On behalf of the American Jewish World Service
- Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 On behalf of the American Red Cross in the U.S.
There are many more organizations (see the full list). All text-based donations show up on wireless carrier bills.
Yahoo is also promoting SMS donations on its mobile homepage: