Utahns Reaching Out to Haiti
The American Red Cross Calls For Donations to Help in Haiti
Salt Lake City, Utah (January 13, 2010) — The American Red Cross issues a call for donations to help with disaster relief efforts in Haiti after several earthquakes, one registering 7.3, have rocked the area.
The Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of the Red Cross is flooded with calls this morning… People wanting to help or make donations. Donations may be made to the International Relief Fund by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or online at www.redcross.org. Donors may text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts; the donation is an automatic $10 donation.
For Utahns with loved ones in Haiti, the Red Cross encourages you to continue to try to reach them via telephone, social networking sites or through a third party outside the disaster zone. Telephone lines are down, so the Red Cross advises you to try to be patient. Also, if you are concerned about a U.S. citizen living or travelling in another country, you may call the U.S. Department of State at 1-888-407-4747 for assistance.
Help people affected by disasters like these earthquakes, by donating to the American Red Cross International Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters.
About the American Red Cross in Utah: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; supplies blood to 30 area hospitals; and supports military members and their families. The organization also provides emergency utility assistance and international family tracing services. The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization, not a government funded agency, which depends entirely upon volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. Donate your time or resources to your local Red Cross: Mountain Valley Chapter/Provo (801) 373-8580, Northern Utah Chapter/Ogden (801) 627-0000, Cache Valley Area/Logan (435)752-1125, Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter 801-323-7000. Visit www.utahredcross.org click on “Across Utah.”
Donations: Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575
(Spanish). Contributions to the International Response Fund may be sent to your
local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O.
Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure
online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.”