How you can help victims of the Haiti earthquake

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 13, 2010

People who want to help the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti are asked to make cash donations, not clothes or food. Money can be transferred instantly and can be used to purchase exactly what is needed, according to the Center for International Disaster Information.

People searching for information about family members in Haiti can call a State Department hotline at 1-888-407-4747.

Beware of fraudulent organizations asking for money. Here is a list of reputable charities where you can donate safely:

A longer list of charities can be found at interaction.org.


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