How to give to Haiti relief
WRAL is teaming with the Red Cross to get your help to Haiti.
The greatest need is money to help with recovery and rebuilding.
Donations of clothes, blankets and other goods are not being collected in the Triangle because there is nowhere to store them, no one to sort them, and it would be difficult to transport the items to Haiti.
To give online, click on http://american.redcross.org/wral.
Mail a check, made payable to the American Red Cross with "Haiti Disaster Relief" in the memo section, to:
American Red Cross
Triangle Area Chapter
100 N. Peartree Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
Make a donation over the phone, 24 hours a day by calling:
OR, toll-free, 1-800-Red-Cross / 1-800- 733-2767
Text "Haiti" to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the Red Cross from your mobile phone. The $10 charge, and any associated fees, will show up on your wireless bill. All funds will go to support the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
At this time, the Red Cross is not accepting volunteers to travel to Haiti. The Red Cross is only deploying volunteers specially trained to manage international emergency operations.
The Salvation Army is also advising that monetary donations are what is needed most.
100 percent of those earmarked for Haiti relief will go to earthquake victims, said Paige Bagwell, executive director of the Wake County organization.
Donors can give to the Salvation Army Latin America Disaster Fund online, or in person at 215 S. Person St. in Raleigh.
The Hope for Haiti Foundation is helping to educate and provide medical and spiritual care to the people of Haiti. Contact the organization at www.hopeforhaitifoundation.com.
To be sure to get the most from your gift, before making any donation, check out an organization with the Better Business Bureau or Charity Navigator.org.