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A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14 about 80 miles south of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The initial earthquake was followed by several aftershocks. According to reports from the New York Times, approximately 1400+ have died, and the death toll is expected to rise. The epicenter of the quake was in Petit Trou de Nippes, and several cities, including Aquin, Les Cayes and Jeremie, located in Haiti’s southern peninsula, have reported major devastation.
The United States, the United Nations, and a number of non-profit, humanitarian aid organizations have sent help to the area. There are a number of organizations accepting support for their direct efforts to this cause, such as:
Support Now Haiti Recovery – Go Fund Me: Organized by the Philadelphia Haitian American Chamber of Commerce and the Haitian Business Association.
Our friends at Preservation Hall in New Orleans have put together this list of organizations and ways to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
Woy Magazine has put together a list of organizations you can support including Nathalie “Thalie” Cerin’s fundraiser for tents and tarps, Foundation Gaskov Clerge, Fokol Haiti Relief Fund, SOS Children’s Village, and more.