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Haiti Earthquake: How You Can Help

Charitable Americans eager to help Haiti recover from the massive earthquake are being warned to be on the lookout for online scammers.

Two that are trustworthy are:

Texting HAITI to 90999
The U.S. Dept of State's Web site suggests texting to donate $10 to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.
$10 will be charged to your cell phone bill. Or you can go online to organizations like the Red Cross and Mercy Corps to contribute to the disaster relief efforts.

Texting YELE to 501501
On Twitter, musician Wyclef Jean, a native of Haiti, notes, "Haiti needs your help and $5 will go toward earthquake relief."
Yele Haiti is a grassroots movement Jean has set up to inspire change in Haiti through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment.

Or visit:

• Red Cross
www.redcross.org
You can make a donation by calling 1-800-REDCROSS

• Catholic Relief Services
www.crs.org
1-888-277-7575

• Habitat for Humanity
www.habitat.org
1-800-422-4828