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Private Offers of Assistance for Haiti Relief Efforts

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
January 25, 2010


"At this moment, we are moving forward with one of the largest relief efforts in our history -- to save lives and to deliver relief that averts an even larger catastrophe."
--President Barack Obama

Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck near Port au Prince on January 12, 2010, should visit USAID’s Help for Haiti website, where there are hundreds of critical needs posted by nonprofits working in Haiti. If you are able to donate large quantities of products, please visit and click in-kind donations to see a list of items needed by those organizations working in Haiti.

When submitting your donations using the links listed below, please also consider that cash donations are the most effective way to help the relief effort in Haiti. Cash allows established organizations to purchase the exact type and quantity of items needed to help those affected by the earthquake without having to pay the high costs associated with transporting physical donations to Haiti. Financial contributions can be transferred quickly and reduce the challenges posed by limited staff, equipment and space. All foreign government or multilateral organization requests and/or offers have been directed to the United States Department of State and will be given prompt attention. If you have any questions, please call (202) 647-6610. For all others wishing to assist with relief efforts in Haiti, please select from the appropriate action below.

Click here to donate cash to help support recovery efforts in Haiti

Click here to see what non-governmental, faith groups, and individuals providing relief in Haiti need and respond if you can provide (also for those offering high value items)

Click here to submit offers from U.S. local and state government

Click here for Congressional Inquiries

Click here for information regarding orphans

Click here for more Haiti information

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