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Hope to Haiti, How to Send Help


George Clooney’s Pre-'Hope for Haiti' Telethon Behind-the-Scenes

More than 111,400 people have died since the magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12. Another 609,000 have been left homeless in and around the nation’s capitol of Port-au-Prince.

Within nine days of the earthquake striking, over $355 million in donations had been raised to help relief efforts, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, but there is concern that the surge of giving will soon end.

"Americans may lose interest in Haiti sooner than they did for Katrina," Daniel Borochoff, president of charity watchdog group American Institute of Philanthropy, told CNN.

If you would like to help, there are many ways to do so, and the support is still greatly needed.

How to Help Haiti: Send a Text Donation

You can send an immediate donation by sending a text message to the following organizations (the donation will be charged to your cell phone bill), compiled by MSNBC:

  • Text the word "HAITI" to "90999" to donate $10 to the Red Cross.
  • Text the word "QUAKE" to 20222 to donate $10 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
  • Text the word "GIVE" to 25383 to donate $10 to the MTV telethon.
  • Text "HAITI" to 25383 to donate $5 to the International Rescue Committee.
  • Text "HAITI" to 85944 to donate $10 to the International Medical Corps.
  • Text "YELE" to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti foundation.
  • Text "HAITI" to 52000 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army.
  • Text "HOPE10" or "UNICEF" to 20222 to donate $10 to UNICEF.
  • Text "HABITAT" to 25383 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity.
  • Text "OXFAM" to 25383 to donate $10 to Oxfam America, Inc.
  • Text "HAITI" to 40579 to donate $10 to the National Religious Broadcasters.
  • Text "SAVE" or "SAFE" to 20222 to donate $10 to the Save the Children Federation, Inc.
  • Text "GIVE" or "WORLD" to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision, Inc.
  • Text "CARE" to 24383 to donate to CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc.
  • Text "AJWS" to 25383 to donate $10 to the American Jewish World Service.

If you’d rather make a donation online, MSNBC has compiled a list of charitable organizations active in Haiti that could use your help.

You can also view the Huffington Post’s comprehensive resource of organizations helping in Haiti for more simple ways to give.

To say that all of us at are saddened by the loss of lives and devastation of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti is an extreme understatement. Thank you for any support you can provide in this time of great need for so many, with so little. It will take years -- if not their entire lifetimes -- to recover from the loss of Fathers, Mothers, Children, and many more lives if they do not get the help they need. God Bless all those in this great time of need to survive and be well.

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