Charities Working In Haiti

Scammers emerge as predictably as earthquake aftershocks following natural disasters, making it imperative for consumers to be wary of unsolicited appeals to aid victims in Haiti. The FBI and security experts warned on Thursday of the likelihood of scams as requests for donations start pouring in via e-mail, text message, telephone and Twitter. Look carefully before you give money or personal information, and contribute to a known group. Here are a few of our 3 and 4-star charities responding to the crisis along with a synopsis of their plans. Each of these charities has a history of working on massive disasters and/or of working in Haiti.

American Red Cross – The ARC is sending tarps, hygiene items and cooking sets for approximately 5,000 families and is helping the injured who may need blood. Thousands of local Red Cross volunteers are already aiding their fellow Haitians and ARC Disaster management specialists are scheduled to be on the ground soon.

Americares – Sending $5 million of medical aid to survivors including antibiotics, pain relievers, bandages and medical supplies for survivors with trauma injuries.

CARE – Deploying emergency team members to Port-au-Prince and will be distributing food. Over 100 staff members on the ground coordinating with U.N. agencies.

Convoy of Hope – Setting up an emergency command center just outside Port-au-Prince where food, water and supplies are being distributed.

Direct Relief International – Arranging an emergency airlift containing over $2 million in medicines and medical supplies that will depart on January 15.

Doctors Without Borders – Currently treating people on the ground and will be operating an inflatable hospital.

Food for the Poor – Accepting cash donations, canned eats, fish, condensed/evaporated/powdered milk, and water. Almost 100 containers of urgently needed medical supplies, rice and canned food from Food For The Poor are ready to be distributed to the people of Haiti. Another 300 containers are planned as a part of the initial relief effort.

Partners in Health – Has been working in Haiti for 20 years. They are organizing medical personnel volunteers and gathering supplies.

Save the Children – Has worked in Haiti for 25 years with 100 staff on the ground. Will be providing food, water, shelter and child-friendly spaces. Because Save the Children’s offices did not suffer the structural damage of other non-governmental organizations, other aid workers have taken refuge in the agency’s compound, where operations are being run out of offices and tents.

Water Missions International –Raising funds so they can directly provide safe water to earthquake survivors. Has full-time staff on the ground in Port-au-Prince and are poised to respond as quickly as possible to the survivors of the quake.

Charities Providing Relief Overall Rating Provided by Charity Navigator

Action Against Hunger-USA ActionAid International USA
ADRA American Jewish World Service AmeriCares Beyond Borders CARE
CHF International Childcare Worldwide Convoy of Hope Direct Relief International Doctors Without Borders, USA Feed My Starving Children FINCA International
Food For The Poor Haitian Health Foundation Hands Together Hope for Haiti
Hope for Haiti Children’s Center International Orthodox Christian Charities
International Relief Teams
Islamic Relief USA Love A Child, Inc. MADRE
MAP International Medical Benevolence Foundation Operation USA Oxfam America Partners In Health Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation Samaritan’s Purse
Save the Children United Methodist Committee on Relief
United States Fund for UNICEF
Water Missions International World Help
World Hope International World Vision American Red Cross American Refugee Committee International International Medical Corps The Lambi Fund of Haiti
Lutheran World Relief Mercy Corps Project Concern International

10 Super-Sized Charities

Rank Charity Total Expenses
1 American Red Cross $3,664,173,984
2 Food For The Poor $1,516,189,273
3 World Vision $1,127,845,601
4 Brother’s Brother Foundation $1,086,409,372
5 AmeriCares $1,060,453,642
6 American Cancer Society $1,042,356,808
7 The Nature Conservancy $910,675,081
8 Mayo Clinic $855,071,087
9 Volunteers of America $804,113,834
10 CARE $673,491,000

10 Most Requested Charities

Rank Charity
1 St. Baldrick’s Foundation
2 Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
3 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
4 Charity:water
5 Love146, Inc.
6 The Living Bank
7 Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
8 ALS Therapy Development Institute
9 National Philanthropic Trust/Breast Cancer 3-Day
10 Shelter Box USA

10 Least Reviewed Charities with High Ratings

Rank Charity Page Views
1 Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County
2 China Institute in America
3 Take Stock in Children
4 Mercersburg Academy
5 Public Counsel
6 Omaha Performing Arts Society
7 Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
8 Kimball Union Academy
9 Arthritis Foundation – Texas Chapter
10 National Immigration Law Center

10 Highly-Rated Charities with Low Paid CEOs

Rank Charity CEO Salary
1 International Children’s Fund $28,000
2 Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch $38,367
3 Humanitarian Service Project $39,700
4 Christ for Humanity $44,000
5 Our Lady’s Inn $45,115
6 Missoula Food Bank $47,800
7 Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement $48,900
8 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility $52,446
9 Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee $52,786
10 Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio $53,000

10 Most Commented Charities

Rank Charity Comments
1 Feed The Children
2 World Vision
3 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
4 ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
5 The Humane Society of the United States
6 Children International
7 American Cancer Society
8 Compassion International
9 Heifer Project International
10 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

10 Charities Routinely in the Red

Rank Charity Ratio
1 The Christophers -52.9%
2 Palm Beach Opera -52.0%
3 Americans for the Arts -49.9%
4 The Pound Civil Justice Institute -49.1%
5 Greenville Humane Society -47.9%
6 Center for Jewish History -42.8%
7 The Omaha Home for Boys -40.8%
8 American Institute for Economic Research -40.6%
9 Hale House -37.4%
10 Harvard Magazine -35.0%

View list of 146 charities with new ratings

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  1. we should try to help haiti as many ways as we can if u want to help then go to action against hunger

  1. January 16th, 2010
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