By now everyone has heard of the earthquake that hit Haiti. There isn’t much of a food reserve, there isn’t a great deal of domestic rescue equipment or personnel, and there isn’t an abundance of shelter. I recently read a report saying that none of the hospitals in Port-au-Prince were operational.
Since most of my readers are American, I’ll start off by linking to the MSNBC list of suggested aid organizations. Many groups in the list have Canadian counterparts too.
I tried to decide between Doctors Without Borders or Red Cross. It seems that they’re neck and neck in terms of their administrative cost, so I went with the Red Cross due to their shelter programs. I donated using their online donation box.
The Canadian government has pledged $5 million so far, as well as sent a DART team and put the HMCS Halifax on standby.
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