Disaster  relief organizations are mobilizing to aid Haiti – and are asking for help. Funds are needed to provide enough safe water, temporary shelter and vital medical supplies.

UNICEF and Save the Children already have emergency teams in Haiti, and the Red Cross has released $200,000 in disaster funds.  Wyclef John is reported to be headed to the Dominican Republic to begin search efforts for family and friends in his homeland.

You can donate to these groups:

Save the Children. Donate at savethechildren.org or make checks out to “Save the Children” and mail to: Save the Children Income Processing Department, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880

UNICEF. Go online to unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (800) 4UNICEF.

Red Cross. Go online to redcross.org and click Donate, or call (800) REDCROSS.

Direct Relief International. Donate online at directrelief.org.

Mercy Corp. Go online to mercycorps.org or mail checks to Haiti Earthquake Fund, Dept. NR, PO Box 2669, Portland, Ore. 97208 or call (888) 256-1900

Yele.org is musician Wyclef’s foundation to benefit his homeland Haiti. You can visit the site to donate or text YELE to 501501 to donate $5

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