Helping Haiti

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The reports out of Haiti are devastating. As the world scrambles to funnel resources, aide and money into the region, we wanted to make sure that our community knew how they can get involved today to help with the relief efforts. Below are some links that will take you to organizations that are helping to make a difference on the ground — please do everything that you can to spread the word.

You can also use your mobile device to donate – here are two options:

  • Text “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill) or you can visit Yele Haiti and click Donate.
  • You can also text “HAITI” to “90999″ and $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill.

Wyclef Jean has been a longtime advocate for Haiti. Since the earthquake hit, he’s been tirelessly working on raising money and donations to help aid disaster relief. His Ning Network, ClefZone, launches today and is a great resource for getting involved and learning more.

If you want to connect to others who are working to aid relief efforts in Haiti, make sure to check out these KnowYour Haiti Relief, Hands Across Haiti and Radio Telel Ginen.

Peter Slutsky, Ning’s Manager of Strategic Relations, just donated to the Red Cross.

About the Author:

Peter Slutsky – who has written posts on Ning's Official Blog on Social Networking Sites.


  • Lisa

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS FOR YOUR MEMBERS. IS THERE A WAY IT CAN POP UP WHEN MEMBERS SIGN IN TO THEIR RESPECTIVE NING AREAS? I JUST HAPPENED TO SEE THIS HERE NORMALLY I DON”T GO TO THIS PAGE HOWEVER…a user….

  • http://blog-o.ning.com Laura Oppenheimer

    Hi Lisa,

    There isn’t a way to add this to every Ning Network, but what could be a good option is sending out a broadcast message (if you are a Network Creator) or a private message (if you are a member), letting people know about ways they can get involved.

    -Laura

  • http://melodicrevolution.ning.com/ Nick Katona

    Relief for Haiti through music

    Melodic Revolution Records is accepting submissions for a digital only release to help raise money for the tragedy in Haiti on January 12th 2010 your song could help bring relief to those in need, all genres of music will be considered. Must be original music and good quality recording, it can be a song form an already released CD or a new unreleased track.

    For more Information Contact Nick Katona

    Melodic Revolution Records
    http://melodicrevolution.ning.com/

    We just made this annouancent this morning and the response hase been very good so far.

    Please be aware do not give money to an organizations you do not know of…
    News reports suggest that may sites are popping up all over the internet posing as relief effort sites for Haiti and scamming those in real need. Choose wisely before you give

  • http://www.savehaitinow.org/ SaveHaitiNow

    PLEASE SHOW SUPPORT! http://WWW.SAVEHAITINOW.ORG

  • http://creators.ning.com Laura

    I’ve received broadcast messages from 3 very diverse networks so far, spreading the news on ways to donate.

    Laura

  • http://redpaprika.inig.com boy

    thank you

  • http://none Little Sunshine

    Hello,
    I live in Belgium (Europe), and many Organizations are collecting as much money as they can for Haiti.
    Our Government is sending much supplies,medicines, food and other things they need. It is very sad what is happening in Haiti. My Prayers are with them.

  • http://babyseals.ning.com rosa pozo

    que lindo es compartir y ser solidario, todo por una noble causa, en ayuda de personas que necesitan hoy mas que nunca un poco de nosotros, amar es dar sin esperar nada a cambio, gracias por la ilustracion me ayudado mucho y lo voy a difundir

  • hannah

    ’bout to say the same as Liitle Sunshine ^
    avril lavigne blogs about Haiti http://avrilramonalavignefans.ning.com/profiles/blogs/avril-blogs-about-haiti

  • http://www.noukapab.com Noukapab.com

    We need all, electricity, water, food, clothes, donate and whatever u give will make a difference see this haitian network http://www.noukapab.com

  • http://www.noukapab.com Noukapab.com

    to help see this haitian community at http://www.noukapab.com and donate to make a difference

  • http://www.causeup.org Andy Hein

    There is already a Ning site that has many members specifically for Haiti. Go to http://www.causeup.org. I want to promote this somehow but not sure how. I think Ning could get some great publicity for having this up and running. What do you think?

  • http://www.swaggtalk100.net Mishelle

    Its great to see alot of people trying to help out we even have donated what was donated us by our small fan base, its wonderful to be able to give wne its needed the most.

    http://swaggtalk100.net/2010/01/10/we-would-like-to-say-thank-you/