Haiti earthquake 2010 news: donations, relief efforts, and more.Â The Haitian earthquake which took place on January 12, 2010 has devastated the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.Â The damage from the Haiti earthquake is said to be 15% of the nation’s GDP.Â Those wishing to make donations or help with relief efforts will have ample opportunities to do so.
heThe earthquake took place right after the country had gotten settled after the 2008 hurricanes.Â One religious leader claims that the reason that Haiti suffers so much is because of a so-called “pact withÂ the devil” that they entered in to.
Wyclef Jean, a Haitian native, has harnessed the power of the Internet and is raising money towards relief efforts throughÂ a sort Yele.org – people can donate $5 by texting “yele” to 501501 . In just one day, $1 million was raised – which is 100% of the total amount of charity money raised through texts inÂ 2008.
ReliefÂ efforts are coming from all over.Â The USNS Comfort is said to be heading out toÂ help with relief efforts.Â The state-of-the-art ship is stockedÂ withÂ medicalÂ facilities and professionals who can do everything from brain surgery to delivering babies.
Other donations can be made throughÂ various organizations.Â Google has an emergency response site set up for your convenience and you can access that site here.