Yesterday an earthquake rocked Haiti and decimated the capital of Port-au-Prince. Thousands -- and maybe more -- are feared dead. The international community is coming together to assist Haitians with medicine, clean water, aid workers and more. While you may not be able to get involved in direct relief measures you can assist from afar. Fast acting organizations such as Yele (Wyclef Jean) and the American Red Cross have created text-to-help programs.
Text 'Yele' to 501501 to make a $5 contribution to the relief effort. Click here for more info via Wyclef's Twitter page.
American Red Cross
Text 'HAITI' to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
You must follow confirmation prompts in order for your contribution to be rendered valid.
Click here for more on what you can do to assist.
To find information about friends and family in Haiti: The U.S. State Department set up a toll-free number to call for information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747.
Sources: New York Times, New York Daily News and CNET News