Donations roll in for WRAL Haiti fund

Posted February 19, 2010 5:13 p.m. EST

The Red Cross/WRAL Relief Fund for Haiti has raised $223,849, officials said Friday.

Two days after a devastating earthquake hit the island nation, volunteers from the Red Cross manned the phones and took pledges totaling $63,441 during a two-hour fund drive at WRAL Studios.

There are still . The Red Cross has said the greatest need is for money to help with rescue, recovery and rebuilding.

Donations of clothes, blankets and other goods are not being collected right now because there is nowhere to store them, no one to sort them, and it would be difficult to transport the items to Haiti.

All monetary donations you designate for WRAL Disaster Relief will be used in Haiti.