Friday, January 22, 2010

Help Haiti Now!

Over a week ago, tragedy struck the country of Haiti, devastating the entire livelihood of a people. The Sailor Senshi and the SRU have both taught us that no matter how dire the circumstances may be, there is always a way to save someone, if we all band together. Here are a few charities that our readers can donate to help Haiti get the essentials that they need in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Canadian Red Cross
American Red Cross

The Red Cross is heading emergency relief and recovery efforts in Haiti, providing medical support, clean water, food and shelter to people who have lost everything.

The Jean R. Cadet Restavek Foundation

Much of Haiti’s population is below the poverty line, and many children are sold to other families as “restaveks”, or “domestic servants”, under the promise that they will live a better life with more educational opportunities. These children, are unfortunately abused. This foundation had been working with hundreds children to provide relief and educational opportunities, but unfortunately it is believed that 100 of these children have perished. They were unfortunately in one of the schools that collapsed. It may even be possible that many more orphans could be at risk now in the aftermath.

ShelterBox Canada
ShelterBox International

Shelter Box provides tents, and other essential supplies including tools, a small stove, dishes, pans, water purification supplies, mosquito nets, blankets and utensils. These are especially being used to house patients receiving care from the makeshift hospitals on the ground.

World Food Programme

World Food Programme has pledged to help 2 million Haitians for 6 months, delivering food packages to the region.

Oxfam America

Oxfam has been working for the last 3 decades in Haiti and they aren’t going to stop! They are providing clean water, sanitation, and shelter for Haitians.

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