CHARITIES DELIVERING CLOTHES TO HAITI:
is asking businesses, individuals, and shops to send excess unused socks, underwear, sheets, lightweight clothing, shorts, blankets or throws, sneakers, t-shirts, and sandals. According to Refinery29.com
, products will begin arriving in Haiti by early next week. Call 212-629-6700
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for drop-off information.
, on behalf of Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to providing free footwear to people in desperate need, is asking the public to drop off their gently used shoes at any of their 240 worldwide locations and or contribute monetary donations for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, according to their press release. Visit www.FootSolutions.com
or call 1-888-FIT-FOOT
to find the participating location nearest you.
1. Hand Me Downs for Haiti:
Bring all your gently used clothes and shoes to either the House of Blues in San Diego or the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. This collection effort is run by Good Friends United. House of Blues is accepting donations through Sunday night, and the Belly Up is taking them through Tuesday, February 19.
American Red Cross
Orange County Chapter
601 N. Golden Circle Drive, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
Phone: (714) 481-5300
We cannot accept donations of goods because the logistics of transporting and distributing “in-kind” donations can often be very expensive as well as time consuming, in particular organizing clearances to foreign countries and arranging transportation to remote areas. Our priority is responding to the assessed needs of the affected population, therefore, at this time the Red Cross is not actively looking for in-kind donations from individuals.
At this time, the American Red Cross is not accepting volunteers to travel to Haiti for relief efforts.
The Salvation Army World Service Office
Financial contributions are best! Financial resources allow experienced agencies to ensure that the widest variety of needs are met. There are many varied needs in the aftermath of a disaster, from the obvious food, water, shelter and health care to the less obvious pastoral care, pet care, family casework, etc. Cash contributions also avoid complicating matters of getting help to victims.
"When the public supports these voluntary organizations with financial contributions, it helps ensure a steady flow of important services to the people in need after a disaster."
Give Online: http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org
Give via Text Message: Through your cell phone - just text ‘HAITI' to 52000, and $10 will be donated directly to The Salvation Army World Service Office who has staff currently working in or en route to Port-au-Prince. The charge will show up on your phone bill. Be sure to respond "YES" to the confirmation text message to secure your contribution
Give by Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
Give by Mail/Check: Designate your check/money order to "Haiti Earthquake" and send to...
The Salvation Army
Attn: Haiti Disaster Relief
PO Box 80066
Prescott, AZ 86304-8066
Donations of material goods are not being requested at this stage in the relief effort. Introducing too much in the way of material donations requires significantly increased logistical considerations. The collection, sorting, cleaning, packing, shipping, and distribution of clothing, water, food, etc., is not cost-effective and is impractical in a disaster zone where air travel has been suspended and many of the roads blocked by earthquake damage. For this reason, FEMA advises that "used clothing is rarely a useful item to collect for disaster relief." The Salvation Army will certainly accept donations of clothing, food or other items at any time, but can only use them to benefit local programs, not disaster relief. We appreciate your understanding.
Thank you for your generosity and patience. We promise to do the most good with the financial gifts you've entrusted to us.
IN-KIND DONATIONS (Supplies, clothing, furniture, etc.)
At this time, we are not accepting in-kind donations due to the difficulties and costs involved in shipping materials over-seas at this stage of the operation.