To assist in the saving of lives, the protection of the survivors, and the rebuilding of a safe environment for all the people of Haiti, making financial contributions to the groups with strong track records seems the best avenue to take.

Aid Organizations

American Red Cross
American Red Cross has pledged an initial $10 million to Haiti relief... read more and find out how to send a $10 donation by texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999. A local volunteer from Marietta is part of the International Response Team. She is on the ground right now and will be featured on Channel 2 at 5 PM or 6 PM today. She will also air live tonight on WXIA Channel 11 during the Red Cross Haiti Relief Phone-a-thon between the hours of 5:30 PM and 8 PM.

For more than two decades, the success of AmeriCares has been characterized by timely response, meaningful impact, high integrity and intense passion for the work. To deliver medicine, relief supplies and health care to the needy, AmeriCares has developed a platform based on strategic partnerships, high-efficiency and tight auditing procedures.

Baptist World Aid
BWA is working through its member bodies in Haiti and with international rescue teams. Haitian Baptists are in country, know the situation, have a local network of churches and can respond. Rescue teams are enroute to Haiti on Wednesday morning and will coordinate with relief efforts on the ground.

CARE has deployed emergency team members to the devastated city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. CARE has launched an international appeal for funds for Haiti that will support immediate emergency operations. CARE plans to start food distribution using stocks of high-protein biscuits from its warehouses in Haiti. CARE is coordinating with other U.N. agencies and aid organizations to assess damage and on-the-ground needs.

Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services staff in Haiti is responding immediately to the earthquake that rocked Port -au- Prince, the capital of Haiti. Tuesday night the agency made an immediate commitment of $ 5 million for emergency supplies. That committment has been raised to $25 million.

Church of the Brethren
All gifts will be used for emergency disaster response in Haiti and will be coordinated through Brethren Disaster Ministries.

Church World Services
Humanitarian agency Church World Service reports it is sending initial funding to its local partners in the country and is prepared to provide CWS Kits and CWS Blankets to people in need.

Direct Relief International $2 million in aid being airlifted via FedEx this week, in addition to the two shipping containers of medical material aid previously sent to Port-au-Prince.

Doctors Without BordersYour gift will support emergency medical care for the men, women, and children affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief & Development is on the ground in Haiti where there is a large Episcopal presence and providing critical support in the aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Latest news release.

Haitian Timoun Foundation
HTF is a non-profit organization grass-roots movement whose mission is to create a future of hope, sustainability, and dignity for the children of Haiti through visionary Haitian-led organizations in the areas of Education, Poverty Eradication, and Leadership Development.

Hosea Feed the Hungry
A special message is up about helping a Georgia pastor in Haiti now.

International Rescue Committee
One of the first to respond, one of the last to leave. For 75 years, the International Rescue Committee has been a leader in humanitarian relief. The IRC is responding to the major earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital on January 12. Your donation will help the IRC work with partners on the ground in Haiti to rescue lives.

Islamic Relief USA Islamic Relief USA initially launched a $1 million appeal to help the victims, but raised it to $2.5 milion in the wake of the tragedy. Islamic Relief USA is also preparing a shipment of $1 million worth of much-needed supplies.

Islamic Relief
International relief and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation founded in the UK in 1984.

Jewish World Service
AJWS is collecting donations in response to Tuesday's massive earthquake in Haiti, which registered a 7.0 on the Richter scale. Donations to AJWS's "Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund" will enable AJWS's network of grantees in Haiti to meet the urgent needs of the population based on real-time, on-the-ground assessments.

Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief is responding to the affected communities through its partners on the ground in Haiti.

Oxfam has a staff of about 200 people on the ground in Haiti and a team of 15 highly-experienced emergency specialists based in the capital will be responding with public health, water and sanitation services to prevent the spread of waterborne disease.

Partners in Health
Partners in Health and its partner organization Zanmi Lasante has worked in Haiti for nearly twenty-five years, and today is one of the largest non-governmental health care providers in the country. More than 120 doctors and nearly 500 nurses and nursing assistants.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
PCUSA is responding to this earthquake through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and its partners. Funds from One Great Hour of Sharing are already helping with the initial response. Your help is needed.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s initial assessment team landed in Haiti at Cape Haitian Thursday and is on their way to the capital city Port-au-Prince! One million meals are on the way.

UNICEF's disaster relief response, coordinated with other UN agencies and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent, is aimed at the children and women, who are the most vulnerable in times of crisis. Children under 18 make up nearly 50 percent of the 10 million population of Haiti.

United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ has launched an emergency appeal for Haiti after a major earthquake struck the country. Thousands of people are feared dead and countless have been left homeless.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief
UMCOR has close ties with the Methodist Church in Haiti and is responding to the devastating earthquake with funding, material resources and prayers. ifts to support UMCOR's Haiti Relief efforts can be made to Haiti Emergency, UMCOR Advance #418325. Checks can be made to UMCOR with Advance #418325 Haiti Emergency in the memo line. Checks can be put in the church's offering plate or mailed to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087
UMCOR is also seeking assembled personal health kits to provide individuals with basic necessarities. Instructions for assembling and shipping health kits are available at this link. Once health kits are assembled call 770-739-9537 for pickup from your church or delivery to Austell Disaster Warehouse. Next shipment is Monday. For more info, NGDisasterResponse

Week of Compassion
Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. We seek to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities.

World Food Programme
The people of Haiti need food assistance as quickly as possible to prevent hunger worsening the misery already caused by the disaster.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.

- Psalm 46