The images coming out of Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake are heartbreaking. It is comforting to know that so many nonprofit organizations are already helping on the ground and more relief is on the way.
People are using the Internet to stay informed about the disaster, help communicate what’s happening, and to donate to charities. The volume of online donations on January 13th was 3 times that of December 31st and growing.
There are several organizations accepting online donations to support their relief efforts in Haiti:
- Doctors Without Borders
- Medical Teams International
- World Relief
- International Medical Corps
- William J. Clinton Foundation
- Feed My Starving Children
- Plan Canada
- World Concern
- Visa Giving Gateway
Sadly, these kinds of disasters also cause an increase in attempted credit card fraud by hackers and forgers. Nonprofit organizations should monitor suspicious transactions. Donor forms that accept $1 gifts or don’t require a Card Security Code are most at risk.
I am thankful that so many organizations are having a meaningful impact during this tragedy.