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www.yele.org Wyclef Jean Endorsed, Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 via mobile
www.clintonfoundation.org/haitiearthquake/, Bill Clinton Foundation, Text HAITI to 20222 to donate $10
American Red Cross US State Dept., Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10
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Dept. of Homeland Security: To Allow Haitian Orphans in the US
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, in coordination with the U.S. Department of State, today announced a humanitarian parole policy allowing orphaned children from Haiti to enter the United States temporarily on an individual basis to ensure that they receive the care they need—as part of the U.S. government’s ongoing support of international recovery efforts after last week’s earthquake.
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Dept. of Homeland Security: The Department’s Response in Haiti
The great tragedy unfolding in Haiti has led to an outpouring of support here at home and around the world.
As a Department, we are moving rapidly to support the search, rescue, and relief efforts in Haiti. The U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are leading DHS actions to support the larger assistance effort.
Four Coast Guard cutters have arrived in Haiti, in addition to a variety of Coast Guard assets that were already in the area to support military air traffic control, conduct damage assessments and rescue people in need of assistance.
The rebuilding process for the people of Haiti will undoubtedly be extremely difficult. If you are interested in providing additional support to those in need, you can visit www.whitehouse.gov/haitiearthquake to make a monetary contribution. You can also make a $10 donation to the Red Cross simply by texting the word “Haiti” to the number “90999” from your mobile phone.
Working together, our Department is making a difference for the people of Haiti during this time of tragedy.
Yours very truly,
On the Ground:
There is at least one of our members on the ground in Haiti, who was in country when the event occurred. He is a pilot for the UN, who is now involved in the relief effort. Here is his latest message to us.
“I am alive and safe. Many Haitians have lost their lives. A colleague of mine lost her husband and 2 of 3 daughters. She had to leave 2 daughters in the rubble to save the life of the third.
I am here as part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission. I am coordinating the air operations for rescue and humanitarian relief.”