How Can I Donate to the Relief Effort in Haiti?

Healthcare professionals looking to donate time or money to disaster relief efforts in Haiti will find information on how to do so through these ten organizations.

Healthcare professionals looking to donate time or money to disaster relief efforts in Haiti will find information on how to do so through these ten organizations.

1. CARE

This non-profit organization was created after World War II as a way to provide relief for survivors. The organization, which has staff members on the ground in Haiti helping with relief efforts, recently established the Haiti Emergency Response Fund for donation collection.

2. Partners in Health

This Boston-based non-profit organization serves the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, Russia, and the United States and provides service, training, advocacy, and research to countries that lack proper healthcare. The group has set up a portal for donations to assist in the Haitian relief effort.

3. Doctors Without Borders

The worldwide physician organization has been working in Haiti for 19 years, and is currently “mobilizing a large emergency response” to the disaster in the country. The organization already has teams on the ground in the country as a part of the relief effort, but is also accepting donations of any amount.

4. American Red Cross

A Red Cross aid station has been set up in a small suburb to the east of Port Au Prince. In addition to this station, the organization is also accepting donations as part of their contribution to the relief effort.

5. Project Medishare

Dedicated to “sharing its human and technical resources with its Haitian partners in the quest to achieve quality healthcare and development services for all,” this organization trains Haitian healthcare professionals and provides healthcare technology. The group has set up portals for individual and group donations for the Haitian relief effort.

6. American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

By donating to the AAFP Foundation, contributors will also support the foundation’s partner relief agencies, Heart to Heart International and International Medical Corps, both of which have set up aid stations in Haiti.

7. Pan American Health and Education Foundation

This public foundation, dedicated to “fostering public health programs in the Americas that address major health concerns,” has set up a disaster relief fund to collect and deliver emergency supplies to Haitian refugees.

8. Habitat for Humanity

The international organization is “addressing shelter solutions” for families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake and accepting donations to help finance their efforts.

9. International Medical Corps

Donations to the IMC will help provide emergency medical to the Haitian refugees, as well as shelter, food and water, blankets, water purification systems, and more.

10. Medical Teams International

This organization serves more than 20 countries worldwide and aims to provide community health initiatives, disaster relief, emergency medical services, and more. The group has established a fund to help victims of the earthquake.