The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has compiled a guide designed to help the public avoid scams and ensure their donations are of maximum value.
The following is a list of reputable aid organizations currently seeking cash donations for relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Donations can be made at the web pages or by calling the appropriate phone numbers.
Canadian Red Cross (hoping to raise at least $2 million):
or call toll free 1-800-418-1111, visit any Red Cross office.
Humanitarian Coalition (consists of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada):
Salvation Army or call 1-800-725-2769. Donations can also be
dropped off at local Salvation Army units. Specify “Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund.”
Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility customers can make $5 donations by texting the word “haiti” to 45678.
Donations can be mailed to:
Army Territorial Headquarters, Canada and Bermuda, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4.