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Many of the following aid groups help out in various capacities for disasters in Haiti and other disasters such as Katrina and the South Asia tsunami.
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Meanwhile, provincial governments are making cash donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help relief efforts.
Information, resources, and ways you can help survivors of the Haiti earthquake.
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Mobile Giving Foundation I spoke with Bell Canada and they said you can text $5 from your cell phone by sending a text message to 45678 and type Haiti in the body. A $5 will be charged on your Bell Mobility bill.
Canadian Red Cross set up a text messaging campaign that lets cellphone users donate $5 to the Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting REDCROSS to 30333. After users respond to a confirmation message, a $5 charge is placed on their phone bill.
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http://www.networkforgood.org/ This web site provides an easy way to donate online to all the major relief groups speeding aid to hurricane victims.
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Many relief organizations have set up Websites to take donations for aid to victims of the South Asia tsunami. Below is a partial listing; in addition, several blogs, such as The Command Post and Tsunami Help, also provide good information on where and how to donate. You can also go to Network for Good to donate to multiple aid organizations.
Relief organizations stress that cash contributions are the most effective, because of the expense involved in transporting donations of goods like food or clothing to Asia. Some aid organizations, and where to donate online:
This is the major relief provider in the area and one of the few organizations actively helping people trace lost relatives. It has pledged to raise $8.5 million worldwide for emergency aid
The group has dispatched 54 tons of medical and sanitation equipment to northern Sumatra and Colombo and opened a clinic in Aceh, near the epicenter of the earthquake
South Asia Tsunami Relief Fund of the United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund
CARE volunteers in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand are providing survivors with water purification tablets and oral rehydration salts to combat water-borne diseases
Oxfam, which is concentrating its efforts in the worst hit areas, has flown 27 tons of emergency equipment to Sri Lanka and Indonesia and is distributing food and shelter supplies from its base in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
The UN organization has airlifted two shipments of food aid to Colombo and the Maldives as part of its $1.5 million pledge to disaster victims
The UNs refugee agency is leading the organizations effort to shelter displaced people and has already delivered tents, kitchen sets and plastic sheeting to thousands in Aceh and Sri Lanka
This site, organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, contains news and documents related to major humanitarian crises around the world
Has local teams in Aceh treating children for water-borne diseases and emotional trauma
World Vision is collecting money for family survival kits that will include blankets, tarps, water purification tablets and cooking supplies
The group is giving practical aid and spiritual comfort in Sri Lanka, India and Aceh and Nias Island in Indonesia, by setting up feeding centers, distributing clothing and blankets in relief camps and counseling relatives of victims
Mercy Corps is working with local organizations in India and Sri Lanka to distribute provisions and has emergency teams in Padang and Banda Aceh
The organization has pledged $25 million in aid to India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia and has already begun providing food and medical assistance in the affected areas with partner agency Caritas India
The group is working with non-governmental organizations in the disaster region to provide emergency food, shelter and medical relief and long-term development support
Islamic Relief Worldwide has launched an appeal to raise $4 million for relief intervention and rehabilitation in the region, with $54,000 earmarked for Sri Lanka and Indonesia
Will help rebuild infrastructure damaged by the tsunami and provide aid and counseling to victims
Focusing relief efforts on the hardest-hit areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India
Donate online to the Indian relief fund
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