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Thursday, January 21, 2010

International Medical Corps Seeks Donations for Haiti Relief Effort

Those looking for a way to make a donation to help the relief efforts in Haiti can check CNN's Impact Your World page, or CBS News' Haiti Quake: How to Help, where you will find a list of links to bona fide charities.

The International Medical Corps, which appears on both of the above lists, appealed to me directly to post information on how to donate $10 to them using your cellular phone. You simply text the word HAITI to telephone number 85944. You can also donate online using your credit card.

Read more about the history of this special organization and check out their slide show on their Haiti relief effort so far.

Here's a copy of their direct appeal:

Dear Pat

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization, founded by volunteer doctors and nurses and dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through relief and development programs. Our emergency response team is in Haiti responding in force and I would like to ask for your help to get the word out to the readers of Aberdeen NJ Life. There are still thousands of patients seeking treatment of which approximately 80% are in need of surgery and are running out of time - especially with the tremendous aftershocks still devastating this country. The team is treating crush injuries, trauma, substantial wound care, shock and other critical cases with the few available supplies - And they're in it for the long haul.  I would love your help spreading the word by blogging or tweeting about IMC's rescue efforts. We've put up a blogger friendly widget here on our site:


With the widget it's really easy to let your readers know that donating $10 to help the people of Haiti is as simple as sending a text message of the word "haiti" to 85944. If you have any questions just let me know and I will do my best to help you out. If you are able to post the widget or tweet, I would appreciate it if you could send me the link.

Thanks so much,



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