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Twitter Helping Haiti Earthquake Victims

Twitter updates valuable during quake crisis

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Haiti earthquake Twitter updates are helping people keep informed about what is going on in the country as well as providing information on ways to make donations.

The American Red Cross said on Twitter that it had already received nearly $3 million for earthquake relief in Haiti. People can help by texting "Haiti" to 90999 and making a $10 donation. The Red Cross also said it is pledging $10 million in aid.

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Doctors Without Borders said on Twitter that it has 800 staff on the ground in Haiti with 70 more on the way.

"WE NEED HELPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!," was one of the first tweets sent by popular Haitian TV and radio host  Carel Pedre.

His last Twitter update read "Getting Some Rest! I had only 1h of sleep since monday morning. Today Will be A Better Day! Let’s Keep Hope and Faith! #haiti pap peri."

Twitter users  provided links for Americans with family in Haiti telling them to contact the U.S. State Department Operations Center at 1-888-407-4747. Twitters users also said people could post pictures of those missing on the Haiti Missing People Board and on The Earthquake Haiti Facebook group.

 

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  • Bobby Ewing

    New high resolution pictures on the destruction from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake have been posted from on the ground in Port-Au-Prince and Jacmel

    http://www.jlaforums.com/album.php?search=haiti&search_cond=Pic%20Description&sort_order=&start=0

    http://www.jlaforums.com/album.php?search=haiti&search_cond=Pic%20Title&sort_order=&start=0

  • http://www.ohlalashopping.co.uk/blog/ Ohlalashopping

    What about birth control for those people? They are having 8,9, 10 or more kids and cannot provide for 1 and they keep having more and still live in poverty! Where has all the money gone that the US have been giving the Haitian Govt. for years. If you expect me to give something, then you have to be out of your mind! Until someone accounts where the money goes, I will not give anything! Unbelievable!!!

    • Guest

      i will find you…and you will be judged.

    • Guest

      You’re disgusting.

      And if you had thought about it for two seconds, you would realize the money is going to organizations like the Red Cross, HopeforHaiti, UNICEF and Doctors without Borders. What does the status of Haiti’s government have to do with the status and funding of these USA BASED organizations?

      so selfish.

    • Mexgirl

      What does them having so many kids have to do with anything instead of helping all the people that r. Dying u care about the money that was given to them before

  • Daniel Rivas

    To get water to the Haitian people drill water wells around the city thereby getting water to the people and saving space on aircraft and cargo ships for much need items. This should be a must for any dissaster where water is in short supply. Every area has a water table that can be tapped in emergency conditions.

  • Guest

    Well that was nice of twitter because many people needed help over there……

  • http://www.iprepare.com/ earthquake kits

    As with all emergency rations, cans or plastic containers are better than breakable jars. Well,The most important thing for human survival is water,After a major quake, remember that opening your refrigerator and freezer can be a judgment call if you have no electricity.As with all emergency rations, cans or plastic containers are better than breakable jars. So,prepare earthquake kit by yourself.
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