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Haitian Earthquake Relief Resources

Businesses that want to donate equipment and large scale commodities may donate through the following organizations:

United States Government:

         Department of State Global Partnership Initiative:




Private Sector:

         US Chamber of Commerce BCLC:

         Clinton Foundation:

UN Agencies:

         UN and the Private Sector:


         World Food Program:


         Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:


In addition to equipment and commodities, agencies with services such as medical, volunteers, Search and Rescue, etc. should contact the United Nations agencies listed above or work through a Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) listed below.


Cash donations (which are preferred at this time) from individuals or private sector can be made through the following websites. 





If Donors do not feel comfortable donating to these organizations, they are encouraged to donate to local offices of the American Red Cross ( or Salvation Army (

Locating Family in Haiti:

The State Department Operations Center has set up the following phone number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747 (due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording). You can also send an email to the State Department.  Please be aware that communications within Haiti are very difficult at this time.