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Haiti as the world knows was hit by a devastating earthquake yesterday. The injured, the dead and the homeless number in the thousands, the capital city was hard hit with chaos ensuing as the infrastructure of the country including roads, police, medical care all disrupted. The UN Peacekeeping Headquarters were destroyed, their capital building collapsed along with hospitals, schools, homes, office buildings where people were still working at 5pm when the quake hit. Their main prison even collapsed. Jimmy Jean Louis makes a plea for you to help out his homeland. Be a hero and help our Haiti through contributing to any of the major disaster relief agencies. The Red Cross and Salvation Army are on the scene with more help on the way. Jimmy Jean has a site he has set up Hollywood Unites for Haiti that you can go to and learn more about how you can help.
Places you can go to and find out how you can help:
Hollywood Unites for Haiti : http://www.hufh.org/
The American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
The Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf
Some other ways you can help:
Donate to the Red Cross via Text:
The mobile giving effort is organized by the mGive Foundation, which is coordinating with wireless carriers. In the Red Cross’ case, phone users can text the word “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10,” and when prompted, hit “YES” to confirm the donation.
The donation is added to the cell user’s bill, and receipts are available online at mGive’s Web site.
Donate Instantly to the Salvation Army with Paypal: http://blog.salvationarmyeds.org/?p=202
Don’t have money to give? Clean your house this weekend and drop off donations at the Salvation Army- sales at their stores help fund their organization and their efforts. Make sure you shop your local Salvation Army stores all month to help them with their programs. This time of year is always tough for them as they use their local resources to feed and house the homeless.