Wednesday, January 13, 2010

International Response: Haiti Earthquake

On Tuesday, January 11, Haiti experienced a large earthquake around the Port-au-Prince area. The Red Cross is still gathering details; however, the National Weather Service has more information.

The American Red Cross has pledged $1,000,000 to assist communities impacted by the earthquake in Haiti, and is prepared to take further action as local responders assess the situation.

As with most earthquakes, we expect to see immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support.

The American Red Cross has made available all of the relief supplies from its warehouse in Panama which would provide for basic needs for approximately 5,000 families. In addition, it is deploying a disaster management specialist to Haiti, and has additional disaster specialists on standby if needed.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations through our International Response Fund. You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

You can also donate by Texting "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.


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