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January 14, 2010

Haiti Needs Help – Canada Will Match Donations

News Alert

Federal government to match Haiti relief donations

The federal government will earmark up to $50 million to match individual Canadians’ donations to eligible charitable organizations for Haitian earthquake relief efforts, cabinet ministers said at a news conference Thursday.

From the CBC – Disaster relief in Haiti:

Médecins Sans Frontières Canada – are setting up clinics to replace damaged medical facilities in Haiti. The group is also working to bring more teams into the country.

UNICEF Canada is taking donations for the earthquake in Haiti. An income tax receipt will be issued for all donations $25 or more. For donations less than $25, receipts will be issued upon request. Please email secretary@unicef.ca or call 1-800-567-4483.

World Vision is preparing to distribute emergency supplies to those affected by the earthquake. World Vision has been working in Haiti for over 30 years, helping an estimated 300,000 Haitians each year to overcome poverty through providing access to education, clean water and nutrition, as well as helping families with medical care.

Direct Relief is committing up to $1 million in aid for the response and is co-ordinating with its other in-country partners and colleague organizations. Their partners in Haiti include Partners in Health, St. Damien Children’s Hospital, and the Visitation Hospital, which are particularly active in emergency response. Donate to Direct Relief online.

See more Canadian Charities at this CBC page.

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