As I'm sure you've heard, Haiti was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake yesterday. Communication, infrastructure, and internal aid services have been devastated by the disaster and we're only beginning to get a real sense of how far and deep the destruction penetrated.
The images that have emerged from the international news outlets are heartbreaking. I can't help but think about all of the families waiting on word from their loved ones. New Yorkers have always been quick to respond to disasters and right now the people of Haiti need our help.
Please consider making a donation to the Red Cross right now to help aid in what is sure to be a long and difficult humanitarian relief effort.
There are two direct and secure ways you can donate to the Red Cross' Disaster Relief Fund:
Click here to make a donation on the American Red Cross' website.
Text "Haiti" to 90999 right now from your mobile phone and give $10 to the American Red Cross.
For the cost of a couple of your daily coffees, you can make an impact in this recovery process. You'll be providing food, water, temporary shelter, or medical services to those in the greatest need. So, please make a donation today and ask your friends to join you by forwarding them this message.
P.S. For missing family, please call the State Department hotline at 1-888-407-4747.