Haitian Relief Efforts
January 18, 2010
Many members of the law school community have been directly impacted by Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti. As international aid organizations have been working feverishly to help victims in Haiti, individuals around the globe are participating in relief efforts without leaving the confines of their homes or offices. While not endorsing any single group or agency*, Penn State Law has compiled a resource list on information about large, international organizations that are lending assistance.
Also the Black Law Student's Association is hosting a drive from January 18 through February 5 to collect goods. Medical supplies, clothing, non-perishable food items (such as canned goods and baby food), and personal hygiene items can be dropped off in the collection boxes near the entrance to the Katz Building or outside the Cafe Per Se in Lewis Katz Hall.
You can donate to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross by texting "HAITI" to "90999." You will be billed $10 to your cell phone bill. As of this morning, the Red Cross has reported that $10 million has been donated through text messaging.
- American Red Cross International Response Fund
- Partners in Health
- UN World Food Programme
- MercyCorps Haiti Earthquake Fund
- Lemonade International
- International Committee of the Red Cross Family Link
- CNN iReport
- Twitter search (use '#Haiti' for tags, or search for news on specific areas using landmarks or neighborhoods)
- Families of Americans living in Haiti are encouraged to contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 888-407-4747
- American Red Cross Twitter page
- CNN iReport (citizen reports from people in Haiti)