How You Can Help Haiti

(photo credit AP)

The US Government set up a number for people to call in order to help locate family members:(888)407-4747.

Wyclef’s YELE HAITI: Earthquake Relief Donate $5 by texting YELE to 501 501, or more than $5.

A twitter friend has forwarded me this information about how Dominicans in country can donate goods starting tomorrow:

Other organizations that are responding to the disaster

International Medical Corps
Direct Relief International
World Vision
International Relief Teams
Yéle Haiti
American Red Cross
Operation USA
CARE
Catholic Relief Services
World Food Programme
World Concern
Save the Children
UNICEF USA

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  1. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday afternoon, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. Other buildings also were damaged.

    The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 14 miles west from the capital of Port-au-Prince, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    An Associated Press videographer saw the wrecked hospital in nearby Petionville, and a U.S. government official reported seeing houses that had tumbled into a ravine.

    No further details on any casualties or other damage were immediately available.

    “Everybody is just totally, totally freaked out and shaken,” said Henry Bahn, a visiting official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The sky is just gray with dust.”

    Mr. Bahn said he was walking to his hotel room when the ground began to shake.

    “I just held on and bounced across the wall,” he said. “I just hear a tremendous amount of noise and shouting and screaming in the distance.”

    Mr. Bahn said there were rocks strewn all over the place and he saw a ravine where several homes had been built. “It’s just full of collapsed walls and rubble and barbed wire,” he said.

    Copyright © 2010 Associated Press

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