Thursday, January 14, 2010

UPDATE: How To Assist Haitian People After Devastating Aftermath of Earthquake

Quick updates on how to assist after the Haitian earthquake.

Red Cross Family News Network

The International Committee of the Red Cross has established a family linking Web site enabling persons in Haiti and abroad to search for and register the names of relatives missing since the earthquake. To locate or register loved ones unaccounted for in Haiti, visit the Family News Network.

Crisis Counseling

The New York chapter of the Red Cross is providing crisis counseling at Brooklyn public schools, and will be on site at four Brooklyn public schools today to provide crisis counseling and support to Haitian students and school personnel affected.

A NYC-based organization, Counseling In Schools, are offering their services to schools throughout the City until the end of this week (tomorrow). After that, students may utilize the basic counseling services provided by their school’s administration.

Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC

The Mayor's Fund is accepting monetary donations for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. You can donate online, or by phone at 212-788-7794. Or mail checks, with Haiti Earthquake Relief written in the memo, to:
Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
One Centre Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10007

According to the NYT-Local, Brooklyn Tech High School has set up a donation box in the center section of the cafeteria during lunch periods where you can donate to help disaster.

American Jewish World Service has created the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund to send immediate emergency aid to communities affected by this disaster.
Caribbean Chabad, is presently providing support, and looking after the needs of emergency personnel entering into the nation of Haiti. If you know of relief personnel in need of kosher food and other support, please contact them. You can also donate directly.

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