Thanks to the Boston Globe for compiling this list online:
Relief and Development Organizations
Oxfam America, which is based in Boston, has created an emergency relief fund.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, is responding to the disaster with an initial $500,000 donation and support in the field. UNICEF has worked in Haiti since the 1940s.
Information about donations is available at the US Fund for UNICEF and the Boston office is reachable at 617.266.7534,
A group called Partners in Development, based in Ipswich, Mass., has a medical clinic in Port-au-prince and is organizing to send a medical team there. Phone: 978-471-9922.
Local Haitian organizations
The Boston Haitian Reporter says the Haitian community will gather tonight at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End at 7 p.m., according to State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry.
BIG CITY 101.3FM is said to be hosting a benefit fundraiser for Haitian Earthquake victims on Friday, Jan 15 at 994 Blue Hill Ave.
The Center for Community Health, Education and Research has compiled a useful list of Haitian organizations in Greater Boston.
The Association of Haitian Women in Boston works to empower low-income women in Haiti.
Jean Filias hosts a Haitian radio program on Radio Energy (1620-AM) out of Dorchester.
The Boston Haitian Reporter has an impressive live blog on developments in Haiti and updates on available resources.
The Boston Haitian Reporter also has a list of Haitian community resources and organizations.
Haitian Consulate in Boston: Marie Andrine, Consul Général
Tel:617-266-3660, Fax: (617)266-4060
Haitian Embassy in Washington, hotline: 202-332-4090.
The US State Department hotline in Washington for information about relatives in Haiti is 1-888-407-4747.
Various National Resources
The Center for International Disaster Information has created a web site with links to organizations that are accepting donations and other resources related to the earthquake.
The CIDI, funded by the US Agency for International Development, has guidelines on how to contribute appropriately to disaster relief. The key point is that the best contribution is money, not clothes and food, because money can be directed more quickly and efficiently to meet hte needs of victims.
The United Nations World Food Program is quickly mobilizing aid resources for victims, and is accepting donations.
The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747
Red Cross: Simply text “HAITI” to “90999″ and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.
Direct Relief International is a non-profit based in California that has a range of health partners in Haiti and has pledged a $1 million emergency donation.