The people of Haiti need your help. Here are the best ways to aid the crisis relief and rescue efforts:
Donate $$ via text message:
1. Donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (Wyclef Jean’s Foundation) by texting “Yele” to 501501 (the amount will be charged to your cell phone bill) or visit www.Yele.org and click “Donate.” [EDITOR’S NOTE: There have been some serious allegations made about Yele mismanaging its funds. Read about it here.]
2. Donate $10 through the U.S. Dept. of State: text “HAITI” to “90999″ and $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill. Or call (800) RED-CROSS.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF SCAMS! ONLY DONATE TO KNOWN ORGANIZATIONS!!!
Smokey Fontaine warns Roland Martin of Washington Watch of online scamswho claim to be helping Haiti but are pocketing the money instead:
Donate $$ via the Internet or US Mail:
1. Save the Children. Donate at savethechildren.org or make checks out to “Save the Children” and mail to: Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880