After listening to tonight's news about Haiti, my first thought was of course to wonder what I can do. There will be many groups collecting money to help, and I'm always cautious about these groups because it can be difficult to know which are valid, but I'm going with what I know. Below is from CNN.com:
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who in 1975 honeymooned in Haiti with the current U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, urged listeners to donate to www.clintonfoundation.org/haitiearthquake.
"Anybody who sends us money, we're just going to move it into those supplies quickly," he promised.
He said that, after the 2004 Asian tsunami, Americans donated more than $1 billion, with a median contribution of $56, and half of the money came via the Internet.
"Little donations can add up to big amounts," he said. "Five or ten dollars can make a huge difference. These people are just like you, and they're hurting now."