How you can help


Published: Friday, January 15, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 7:53 p.m.

Ways to assist Haiti's earthquake victims:

American Red Cross

Text: “HAITI” to “90999” for a $10 donation. The amount will be added to your next phone bill.

The organization is also accepting donations through its International Response Fund, www.redcross.org 1-800-REDCROSS 1724 N.E. Second St., Gainesville, FL 32609

Club Creole at UF

Yele Haiti, founded in 2005 by musician Wyclef Jean to bring hope to those in Haiti, is collecting donations for earthquake relief. Club Creole is collecting donations to be distributed by Yele Haiti. Text: “YELE” to “501501” for a $5 donation

Project Haiti

UF medical students www.projhaiti.org

Donations will buy medicine, bottled water, canned food and other supplies. Project Haiti volunteers will be on the ground in Port-au-Prince on March 6.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/

Already have medical personnel treating the injured in Port-au-Prince.

Local churches collecting donations

Trinity United Methodist Church

Grace United Methodist Church

First Assembly of God

Sister Hazel D. Williams collects items for disaster relief along with Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or e-mail her because the drop-off location varies. Phone: 378-9496; E-mail: missionevangelist@yahoo.com

Gators United for Haiti

Donations will be collected at a candlelight vigil at 7 tonight in the Reitz Union amphitheater on the University of Florida campus. Gators United for Haiti accepts donations in the form of cash or checks (checks must be made out to the University of Florida). If you wish to make a donation by credit card, the student group recommends making it to the Red Cross or Yele Haiti.

Local churches collecting donations

- Trinity United Methodist Church

- Grace United Methodist Church

- First Assembly of God

Sister Hazel D. Williams collects items for disaster relief along with Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or e-mail her because the drop-off location varies.

378-9496

missionevangelist@yahoo.com

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