The Canadian government has pledged to match all donations to these charities for Haiti earthquake relief efforts until the end of the day today, Feb. 12. Consider making a donation today, Friday, to beat the deadline and double its value:
Canadian Red Cross
An international association founded in 1859 with the mandate of providing care to people wounded in war and violence.
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
International volunteer force of health-care workers. Currently administering medical services in Port-au-Prince out of a makeshift hospital, “New Carrefour Hospital,” using two school buildings. Say their greatest need right now is resources for post-operative care.
Read a list of doctor’s “field blogs,” updated from Haiti and around the world on their website.
An international charity operating in Canada since 1963. Seeks to address the root causes of poverty and injustice through community development and education.
First began working in Haiti in 1954 following Hurricane Hazel. Has a two-phase, long-term plan for continuing to contribute to Haiti’s rebuilding efforts in the coming years.
World Vision Canada
In Haiti for past 30 years. Currently working to distribute emergency kits including tarps, blankets, soap, towels, personal hygiene items and cooking utensils. Kits cost $55 per family.