More about the crisis and how to help: state.gov/haitiquake
The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, call 202-501-4444. Due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording. You may also email inquiries to: Haiti-Earthquake@state.gov. Our embassy is still in the early stages of contacting American citizens through our warden network. Communications are very difficult within Haiti at this time.
Update: Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck near Port au Prince on Jan 12, 2010, is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information.
For those interested in helping immediately, simply text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.
How To Help:Center for International Disaster Information | Clinton Bush Haiti Fund | InterAction | Mercy Corps | Red Cross | Text DonationRelated entries:Information on Earthquake in Haiti: January 13 and Update on Assistance to U.S. Citizens in Haiti