The following is a list of reputable aid organizations currently seeking cash donations for relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Donations can be made at the web pages or by calling the appropriate phone numbers. Ottawa will match the donations of individual Canadians to Haiti relief funds at registered Canadian charities. For more information, click here.
OneXOne (Rogers/Fido customers)
Text “HELP” or “Donate” to 1291. Reply to confirmation request with ‘yes.’ You will receive a thank you message that confirms the donation and $5 will be added to your next Wireless invoice.
Rogers will forward 100 per cent of the SMS revenues to OneXOne. In addition, Rogers Communications and the Rogers family will donate $250,000 in funds and goods to Partners In Health: Haiti and other relief organizations in the country.
Canadian Red Cross
Toll free: 1-800-418-1111
Humanitarian Coalition (CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec, Save the Children Canada)
Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility customers can make
$5 donations by texting “HAITI” to 45678.
Donations can be mailed to Army Territorial Headquarters, Canada and Bermuda, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4.
Donations can also be dropped off at local Salvation Army units. Specify “Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund”
United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto
World Vision Canada
To avoid scams and ensure your donations are of maximum value, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade website or call 1-800-387-3124.