Twitter Helping Haiti Earthquake Victims

    January 16, 2010

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.


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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