giving to help
Many have already written about ways to help in Haiti. The needs there are so desperate that I'm adding my voice to the mix. If you need advice on ways to choose a charity, this, this, & this are helpful guides.
My general rule of thumb could be summarized as the ELE rule:
- Is it an Established organization with a longtime in-country presence?
- Does the organization employ, empower, and partner with Local individuals and organizations (eg, houses of faith, community groups)?
- Does the organization have Experience in disaster relief and/or health care?