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by Elizabeth

Our thoughts are with the thousands affected by Tuesday’s massive earthquake in Haiti.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had moving words to describe the devastation:

It is Biblical, the tragedy that continues to haunt Haiti and the Haitian people. It is so tragic. They had the four hurricanes last year.

We had a good plan. We were just feeling positive about how we could implement that plan. It was U.S., U.N., international. We had donors lined up. We had private businesses beginning to make investments. There was so much hope about Haiti’s future, hope that had not been present for years. And along comes Mother Nature and just flattens it.

MSNBC has compiled a list of charitable organizations accepting contributions for recovery efforts. Those marked by an asterisk have Haiti-specific pages on their websites:

  • Action Against Hunger, 877-777-1420
  • American Red Cross, 800-733-2767*
  • AmeriCares, 800-486-4357
  • Beyond Borders, 866-424-8403
  • CARE, 800-521-2273
  • Concern Worldwide, 212-557-8000
  • Food for the Poor, 800-427-9104
  • Haiti Children, 877-424-8454*
  • Hope for Haiti, 239-434-7183*
  • Mercy Corps, 888-256-1900*
  • Oxfam, 800-776-9326*
  • Partners in Health, 617-432-5298
  • Rural Haiti Project, 347-405-5552*
  • The Salvation Army, 800-725-2769*
  • Samaritan’s Purse, 828-262-1980
  • Save the Children, 800-728-3843*
  • UNICEF, 800-367-5437*
  • World Concern, 800-755-5022
  • World Relief, 800-535-5433
  • World Vision, 888-511-6548*
  • Yele Haiti, 212-352-0552, or text ‘YELE’ to ‘501501′and a donation will be made and charged to your cell phone bill.*
  • You can also text ‘HAITI’ to ‘90999′ to give a donation of $10 to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill through the U.S. State Department.

    If a monetary donation is not an option for you,  please keep talking, blogging, and staying up to date. It’s important to keep Haiti on the tip of everyone’s tongues.

    And in response to Pat Robertson’s  atrocious  remarks regarding the disaster and “the Devil”, I think Rachel Maddow said it best: Pat Robertson is the unintended consequence of your First Amendment rights.

    Ed. Note: In case any senior government officials are reading of Heart and Mind internationally, Ezra Klein cited another great way for us to help Haiti late yesterday- consider canceling their debt.

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