As you may have noticed I’ve put a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) badge on all my blogs.
MSF appeals to me for many reasons including that they make sure 87% of donations go their work, only 12% to fundraising and 1% to administrative costs. I also like how they make good use of social networking sites like Twitter at @MSF_USA, YouTube, Tumblr and Facebook. But that’s me and you may want to help out in other ways. Here’s how:
Check out Mom Central's 5 Ways to Help Haiti. Besides linking to MSF, they also give you ways to donate through Oxfam, UNICEF, Mercy Corps., and via your cellphone.
Another way is to donate to the William J. Clinton Foundation for Haiti Earthquake Relief, President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation. There are two ways to help. You can donate online at clintonfoundation.org/haitirelief to help provide immediate relief and long-term support to earthquake survivors. You can also text "HAITI" to 20222 and $10 will be donated to relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill. One hundred percent of your donation will be used for Haiti relief efforts.
The Clinton Foundation is also suggesting that you donate to:
If you’re a blogger you can put badges on your site:
- UN World Food Programme’s badge page
- Doctors Without Borders badge page
- Partners in Health badge page (lower right)
You can create a Mercy Corp donation page. And make sure to join all the charities Facebook and Twitter pages, too!
Blogher has some excellent suggestion on HOW to raise money for Haiti.
Finally, On Friday, January 22 at 8-10 p.m. ET, George Clooney and Wyclef Jean will host a live telethon to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti. The telethon will air on all of the MTV channels worldwide, along with ABC, NBC, HBO, and CNN. You can also donate money to Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti Foundation by texting "yele" to 501501 from your cell to automatically donate $5 to the Yéle Haiti Earthquake Fund.