Here at "NAUTICAL LOG" we have selected some organizations which we feel are best equipped for Earthquake Relief to help the People of Haiti. There are many NGO's that do outstanding work but sadly there are many 'scammers' who take advantage of disasters like this. Already governments have responded and the first flights have landed and are stockpiling and distributing basic foods and water. Shelter is being organized but this will take time. The Search and Rescue efforts continue for now, however after 72 hours it will be considered a Recovery Mission. There is no infrastructure whatsoever and everything has to be organized. There will be a time for volunteers but it is not yet, let the professionals do their job. Later in the months and years ahead volunteers will be the backbone of the rebuilding of Haiti. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is surveying the Port as the only way to get the enormous amounts of supplies needed is by ships. Yesterday they flew assessement overflights to get the big picture for response procedures, this is what makes relief effective. The USS Carl Vinson should arrive at Port au Prince this evening and will act as a floating hospital with every possible facility. Next week the USNS Comfort a dedicated hospital ship, should also arrive from Baltimore, MA. where it is being prepared and loaded, the crew have been recalled already. Relief efforts will then have two floating hospitals superbly equipped for all medical needs.
The information you need to help in English/nan Kreyol.
Organisation/organizasyon, how to help/ki jan pou ede, contact information/enfomasyon kontak.
Seeking donations to the ongoing emergency relief efforts in Haiti and the Caribbean region. / Yap cheche moun ke vie voye don pou pote sekou an Ayiti e res Karayib la.
THE RED CROSS
Taking donations via text message. Text the word HAITI to number 90999 to donate $10 to RED CROSS relief efforts. It will show up on your phone bill. / Ap aksepte don apati mesa text sou telefon. Voye mo a "HAITI" nan 90999 pou bay di dola $10 pou apwiye efo Kwa Wouj la. L'ap soti sou balans telefon ou.
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES
Taking donations to help the emergency response teams in Haiti. / Ap aksepte don pour ede an Ayiti.
THE SALVATION ARMY
Has been operating in Haiti since 1950, with schools, medical facilities, food and economic development programs. / Yap opere an Ayiti depi 1950, avek lekol, klinik, pwogram pou devlopman ak menge.
www.salvationarmyusa.org/ or 800-SAL-ARMY
Worldwide Christian nonprofit, has been providing humanitarian services in Haiti for decades. / Yon oganizasyon legliz, ki gen empil ane ke yap bay ed an Ayiti.
www.worldvision.org/ or 866-280-6587
Thank you / Merci