Life in Haiti has changed forever, especially for the women of that country who must now demand more for themselves and their children. In the aftermath of the earthquake that killed many of Haiti’s women’s rights advocates, award-winning novelist Edwidge Danticat reflects on what the future holds for females in her homeland in the May 2010 issue of ESSENCE magazine, currently on newsstands. AMERICAN RED CROSS Visit redcross.org, call 800-REDCROSS, or text HAITI to 90999, where a $10 charge will automatically go to the recovery. UNICEF Haiti’s recovery begins with children. Give online at unicefusa.org or call 800-4UNICEF. WYCLEF JEAN’S YLE HAITI Go to yele.org and click “Support” where you can donate online, through PayPal or via text which will be added to your cell phone bill. Also, find opportunities to donate your time by volunteering at one of the Yele Haiti Donation Centers in New Jersey. DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL Visit directrelief.org to set up monthly contributions, create a personal fundraising page online, or call 1-800-676-1638. CARE Log on to care.org to help support the Haiti Emergency Response Fund, a long-term response to the crisis with a goal of raising $40 million to support a five-year response for immediate relief and longer-term rehabilitation. UMCOR (The United Methodist Committee on Relief) Go to umcor.org to donate financially or through specially crafted Supply Kits to Haiti such as bedding kits, birthing kits, and school kits, each containing supplies that make a tangible difference in sustaining people’s lives. Related stories:
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