How You Can Help Haiti Relief Efforts

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Last weekend, the island of Haiti was hit hard by not one, but two, natural disasters. The good news is that no matter how far you are from Haiti, you can still help those impacted by these disasters. You can support their Haiti relief fund here.

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An Urgent Need to Support Earthquake-Hit Communities in Haiti

TechSoup

The island nation of Haiti has been dealt yet another devastating blow. This post is republished with permission from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. It was originally published on August 15.

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How to Help: 3 Nonprofits Contributing to the 2021 Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

Classy

earthquake followed by four aftershocks struck western Haiti and took the lives of an estimated 1,300 citizens. Learn more about the evolving situation from a recent Good Morning America ABC News segment below, as well as how you can help Haiti earthquake victims below. Hope for Haiti.

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Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

VisionLink

After escaping he was left homeless and living on the streets of Haiti until discovered by Haiti Mama , a nonprofit organization committed to connecting homeless children with their families. Most orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti are not as fortunate. The current state of the social welfare system is largely inadequate for the disproportionately high need in Haiti.

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The Social Media Response to the Disaster in Haiti

Amy Sample Ward

I have a guest post up on the NTEN blog discussing some of the ways social media was put into action as soon as the earthquakes struck in Haiti: When disaster strikes, we want information as soon as possible and we want to help just as quickly. Whether we look at mapping tools, fundraising, or missing person systems, the social media response to the January earthquakes in Haiti all leverage the powerful technology we can hold in our hands: our mobile phones.

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Support Disaster Relief in Haiti

NetWits

The images coming out of Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake are heartbreaking. It is comforting to know that so many nonprofit organizations are already helping on the ground and more relief is on the way. People are using the Internet to stay informed about the disaster, help communicate what's happening, and to donate to charities. The volume of online donations on January 13th was 3 times that of December 31st and growing

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Earthquake in Haiti

VisionLink

As with many other individuals and organizations, we extend our support to the people of Haiti as the magnitude of the disaster becomes apparent. The scope of this disaster, and the lack of basic infrastructure in Haiti means that recovery will be a very long and highly challenging effort. Our staff is working with various disaster-related VisionLink customers to provide appropriate technology, including offers for contributed solutions.

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Nothing But Net - Aid for Haiti Gets Webby

NetWits

Like all of you, I've been terribly saddened by the catastrophic earthquake that rocked Haiti last week. Watching the nonprofit community step-up and shine in this time of need reminds me why I love working in this sector ( check out all these amazing orgs that are helping in Haiti The suffering appears overwhelming, but so has the outpouring of aid and support for the Haitian people.

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Micro Volunteering for the Haiti Earthquake

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Geoff Livingston, my colleague at Zoetica, has a post in Mashable today on Five Social Media Lessons from the Haiti Earthquake Relief. He describes how with the widespread adoption of social media in the non-profit sector, people’s ability to act and support communities in need like Haiti has only been increased. Here you will find opportunities to donate your tech skills to Haiti. Tweet from kateatyrownrisk.

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International Red Cross Support in Haiti

VisionLink

VisionLink is pleased to announce that we have been (for several weeks already), supporting the work of the American and International Red Cross in Haiti. We were able to deploy a large scale solution to capture and manage information about the needs of individuals and households in Haiti. A number of Red Cross staff members have just returned from Haiti and I have no doubt they will have enhancements and workflow requests to fine tune the system.

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Haiti Support: Songs, Supplies, and SMS Fundraising Update

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

helping Haiti -- from the charity: water offices, Monday from charity: water on Vimeo. Britt Bravo has a terrific compilation of grassroots efforts underway to help Haiti. charity:water offices were transformed into a drop off location for needed items in Haiti. Other charity:water partners in Haiti, Concern Worldwide US , are sending supplies from Ireland and still have a pressing need for donations. A Song for Haiti This is a call to action or call to sing.

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Crisis Mapping in Haiti from Ushahidi, Donate by Texting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleagues at Ushahidi have already swung into action and are mapping crisis information from Haiti. They also have a list of charitable organizations/ngos doing work in Haiti that need donations - like Partners in Health. You can also text to give to the American Red Cross: Text HAITI to 90999 donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti efforts. Disclaimer: I'm on the board).

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Haiti Earthquake: Orphans, Crisis Mapping, and Tech Volunteers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've had some posts in pipeline following up on social media metrics and the Chase Community Giving Contest second phase, but wanted to share these two stories from Haiti from on the ground and a bird's eye view. Cine Institute , an organization that provides Haitian youth with film education, is located a block from an orphanage built by Luke Montgomery, co-founder of WeCanBuildanOrphanage.com , an interactive charity building a home, clinic and school for AIDS orphans in Haiti.

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Support IPPF’s mobile health clinics and teams in Haiti!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  Photo from International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region showing the complete devastation of its PROFAMIL Haiti clinic. PROFAMIL Haiti has provided sexual and reproductive health services in Haiti since 1984.     The program in Haiti has three clinics, but the ones in Port-au-Prince, and Jacmel were completely destroyed by the earthquake as you can see by the photo above.  

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Embed this How to Help Haiti Link on Your Site

VisionLink

Here is a link to a White House Web Page that summarizes how your users and Community Operating System visitors can respond to the needs in Haiti. The link takes you to a web page that shows both what will be displayed, and the code which you can embed in your CommunityOS content management page(s) to create the link automatically. link] Douglas Zimmerman President & CEO VisionLink

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We need to have a serious talk about character limits on grant applications

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, with the collapse of the Afghanistan government, the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and the worsening pandemic, you might. Funder Relations Fundraising Grantwriting character limits grantwriting

Special Data Processing Offer for Haiti Relief Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

As the tragedy lingers on in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the generosity of individuals, organizations, and nations around the world has brought a glimmer of hope for the stricken nation. For organizations providing assistance and relief to the Haiti effort and use Raiser's Edge, O-matic will be donating their Import-O-Matic software to expedite your data processing. For more information check out their special Haiti relief page.

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Supporting the Children of Haiti at SXSW

Forum One

The great folks at UNICEF Haiti 365 were at SXSW on Sunday in the Beacon Lounge. The great folks at UNICEF Haiti 365 were at SXSW on Sunday in the Beacon Lounge. Forum One sponsored the Green Room where Unicef recorded some videos for the project. Forum One sponsored the Green Room where UNICEF recorded some videos for the project. read more. Influence Events

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TechSoup Partners Provide Aid to Organizations in Haiti

Tech Soup Blog

Many nonprofits, including several of TechSoup's member organizations, are working hard to bring aid to earthquake victims in Haiti. It's dangerous work, and these organizations will need a lot of help to get operations in Haiti up and running (or up and running again, as many of our member organizations had offices in Haiti before the quake).

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Tragedy in Haiti - How can I help?

Connection Cafe

I am saddened by the news and images coming from Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit yesterday. I've listed below a few organizations that are providing relief to Haiti, and the Huffington Post and CNN have a list of resources as well. You can also follow #haiti #haitiquake #helphaiti #haitirelief on Twitter to find out where to donate or text “haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross for Haiti relief efforts. Author: Jill Ward.

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Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

I want to provide some updated findings for the entire year, as well as discuss the importance of online donations to support the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving. The response to the Haiti earthquake by online and mobile donors has been awe-inspiring. For example, the newly established Clinton Bush Haiti Fund accepted more than 126,000 online donations in just a few days. Steve MacLoughlin, Blackbaud.

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Crowdsourced data is not a substitute for real statistics

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Patrick Ball, Jeff Klingner, and Kristian Lum After the earthquake in Haiti, Ushahidi organized a centralized text messaging system to allow people to inform others about people trapped under damaged buildings and other humanitarian crises. Here's the bottom line: if you have a map of buildings from before the earthquake, you already know more about the likely location of damaged buildings than if you relied on an SMS stream, based on the Haiti data presented.

The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti

NTEN

Whether we look at mapping tools, fundraising, or missing person systems, the social media response to the January earthquakes in Haiti all leverage the powerful technology we can hold in our hands: our mobile phones. The disaster in Haiti is a perfect example of these changes: the impact of the Real-Time Web and the power of our phones. Immediately after the earthquakes struck Haiti, the Ushahidi team adapted the platform for crisis reporting and mapping for the area.

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The Good News Story in Haiti

Forum One

The images and stories coming out of Haiti are disturbing, upsetting, and unbelievably heartbreaking. President Obama sends his first "tweet" for the Red Cross at their headquarters Monday. Photo courtesy of the Red Cross. We've all been following closely, trying to lend a hand when needed, and keeping an eye out for the signs of hope among the rubble, literally.

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The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi Using Technology to Help in Haiti

Tech Soup Blog

The Extraordinaries and Ushahidi , two past NetSquared challenge winners, are working hard to help bring relief to people affected by the recent earthquakes in Haiti. The Extraordinaries has set up a Haiti Earthquake Support Center for identifying photos of missing people in Haiti. OPTION B: Help sort through news images coming out of Haiti. In a time of tragedy, it's comforting to see organizations using technology to deepen their ability to help those in need.

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Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti

Have Fun - Do Good

When a tragedy like the earthquake in Haiti happens, and the images and stories are so disturbing, it is normal to feel extreme emotions: despair, depression, anxiety that help isn't getting their fast enough, guilt, even denial. Eventually, Haiti will be out of the 24-hour news cycle, but its people will still need support. Below are five ideas for how to keep your balance, while helping Haiti, or any cause you are passionate about: 1.

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Text Message Donations for Haiti Reach $8.5 Million

Tech Soup Blog

million to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund through text messaging alone since the earthquake. And even more money has been raised through text messaging for other relief efforts, including Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. Americans have donated $8.5 Click the map or visit this website (updated hourly) to see a state-by-state breakdown of donations made to the Red Cross through text messages. Wanna get involved?

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Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

I want to provide some updated findings for the entire year, as well as discuss the importance of online donations to support the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving. The response to the Haiti earthquake by online and mobile donors has been awe-inspiring. For example, the newly established Clinton Bush Haiti Fund accepted more than 126,000 online donations in just a few days. Steve MacLoughlin, Blackbaud.

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Fab Lab Sets Its Sights on Haiti

Tech Soup Blog

Also published on AshokaTech. I wrote a blog post a few months ago about Fab Lab, a network of community-operated workshops springing up all over the world. I was excited about Fab-Fi , Fab Lab's name for the simple directional antennas they're using to build a mesh wireless network all over Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Of course, to get the full effect of what's cool about Fab Lab, it's useful to take a step back.

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Text Message Donations for Haiti Top $37 Million

Tech Soup Blog

Donations via text message for Haiti relief efforts have surpassed $37 million , more than quadruple the amount when we posted about SMS donations originally. There are also lots more organizations accepting donations via text messaging through mGive , who set up the SMS donation platform. Click through for an updated list of text messaging codes and the organizations who receive them, followed by participating carriers.

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Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

I’m joining a panel to talk about the response for support after the Haiti earthquakes last year. Examples from Haiti. Let’s look at a couple of the main examples from the Haiti earthquake response. Immediately after the earthquakes struck Haiti, the Ushahidi team adapted the platform for crisis reporting and mapping for the area. Those not in Haiti can also use the application as it aggregates news and actions to take.

Communicating in Times of Crisis

See3

strategy crisis communications emergency response Haiti SyriaWe are humans before we are communications professionals, and when crisis strikes it can be challenging to balance emotions with professional actions. The post Communicating in Times of Crisis appeared first on The See3 Blog.

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch

AFP Blog

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch : "Back in March 2010, when the devastating earthquake in Haiti was still making headline news, UN member states pledged over $9 billion for Haiti’s reconstruction – including $5.3

Haiti and Mobile Grassroots Giving

Connection Cafe

I feel inspired by the outpouring of support for Haiti we've seen this past week. As we know, you can donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief by texting “Haiti” to 90999. Author: Amber Wobschall. I am struck this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by this quote of his: "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.".

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Hackathons Aim to Improve Aid Distribution and Coordination in Haiti

Forum One

Crisis Camp DC participants work hard to develop applications and tools for relief workers in Haiti. Earlier this week, I introduced a series of blog posts discussing the Good News Story in Haiti. I explained how technology and social media are playing a leading role in innovation in the aid sector and helping to bring relief to earthquake victims in Haiti. A Crisis Wiki to serve as "yellow pages" for folks supporting the relief efforts in Haiti.

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Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor

Have Fun - Do Good

When I posted about How to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivor s on Tuesday evening, there wasn't much information out yet about how to help, but now there are lots of posts and articles with lists of organizations you can donate to like: Helping Haiti. on What Gives Our Prayers and Thoughts are with the People of Haiti on the Boho Magazine blog Help For Haiti Earthquake Aftermath. avoid newly-formed charities and give to an established charity that has worked in Haiti, 2.

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Used Laptops Needed for Earthquake Victims in Haiti: You Can Help!

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is united with the world in wishing a quick recovery to the people of Haiti after last week's devastating earthquake (and continuing aftershocks). Our own Tim Suttle was there only a couple of weeks ago volunteering for a local organization: Just last week I was in [Haiti] to setup a computer lab at a library (Bibliotheque du Soleil). I am a volunteer board member of Haiti Soleil.

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American College of Preventive Medicine’s Annual Conference

Amy Sample Ward

This session explores some of the ways individuals and organizations have used social media in crisis situations, like the earthquake in Haiti, and how various tools and platforms have developed to match the specific needs of rescue or service efforts. Presentations from 2011 presentation disaster emergency haiti preventive medicine response social mediaDate : February 19th, 2011. Location : San Antonio, TX. Topic : Social Media in Disaster Response.

Lessons From Haiti: Uses of New Media in Disaster Recovery Efforts

Tech Soup Blog

magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. Even if you pay only glancing attention to news about technology and social media, you've probably heard something about their uses during disaster response and relief efforts.

Issues with Crowdsourced Data Part 2

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The correlation found in Haiti is an example of a "confounding factor". crisismapping Haiti crowdsourcing patterns Ushahidi correlation human rights earthquakeA recent guest guest Beneblog explains why we believe a correlation found between SMS text messages and building damage by researchers was not useful. Some of the questions we received made us realize we need to be clearer about why this is important. Why did we bother analyzing this claim? Why does it matter?

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Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm

AFP Blog

Mobile Giving: The Haiti Cataclysm: "Telethons were struck up. Traditional commercial messaging campaigns on TV, radio, and telephone were launched, but in 2010, a new medium was quickly alighted upon by those innovators in the sector: the mobile giving phenomenon. And as the following stats show, when a crisis occurs, it now pays to have access to a world of people with cell phones, iPhones

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How Did You Decide to Help Haiti for the Rest of 2010?

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week in my post, Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti , I suggested that you research organizations working in Haiti that you would like to support by donating, volunteering, or helping in some other way throughout 2010. We need to support the people of Haiti now, but also in the future, when the hard work of rebuilding begins. Have you chosen a way to support an organization working in Haiti throughout 2010?

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How Tech Is Helping the Haiti Recovery | Fast Company

AFP Blog

How Tech Is Helping the Haiti Recovery | Fast Company: "Since the 2010 earthquake, not-for-profits and corporations have developed new technologies to better deliver services to Haitians, transforming aid in disaster areas everywhere