An earthquake has leveled most of Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Hait's capital city, population around 200,000), and has affected as many as About 3 million people -- one-third of Haiti's population.
Sending help. There's a list of places to donate on Charity Navigator. I will be giving to Mercy Corps, an organization I've been watching for several years after it was sited by Charity Navigator as having one of the most affective and well-organized responses to relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Below are two places that also support Mercy Corps when you click (that's right, all you have to do is click on a page on their site - advertising on the site pays for the donation).
Just click the pictures above. Clicks support several charities, including Mercy Corps. I'm not sure if any of the funds earned for Mercy Corps through those site will specifically go to Haiti relief, BUT any funds going to this charity should help, since they free up more non-allocated funds to go to disaster relief. And it's quick and free, so why not try it?
Had to add a note about CafePress' Haiti Relief Store. 100% off the profits (the cost of the item minus the cost of manufacturing) from these items go to support relief efforts through UNICEF. If they are still taking design donations for this later this week I will try to donate a design. Unfortunately this is a full weekend so I won't have a chance to work on one til' Monday.
Thanks as always to Loobylu for starting Hot or Now Wednessdays! Visit her Mr. Linky to see others who are participating.