The New York Times has put up an interactive satellite map of Port-Au-Prince in Haiti showing the city both before and after the devastating earthquake of January 12th.
Dragging the satellite image, you can see just how much destruction they're dealing with there. It's a little overwhelming, to say the very least. The parks, especially, as once empty green spaces are now filled with tents and makeshift shelters.
For those interested in giving, we've got a small list of charities you might want to consider. We're not endorsing these organizations or anything, but they are some of the ones a few of us have donated to in the past. Also, remember that, before giving to ANY charity, it's important to do a little investigation into that organization to make sure that your donation is properly used. As sad as it seems, there are a lot of scam artists out there who like to use tragedies like this for personal gain.
American Red Cross
Telephone: Call 314-516-2782 or 314-516-2800
Text message: Text the word “HAITI” to 90999, and a $10 donation will be given to the Red Cross payable on your next mobile bill.
Doctors Without Borders
UNICEF Haiti Earthquake Relief
Food for the Poor Haiti Earthquake Relief
World Vision Haiti Earthquake Relief
Wyclef Jean's foundation, Yele Haiti.
Text message: Text "Yele" to 501501 and $5 will be charged to your phone bill and go toward Hatian relief projects.
If you know of any charities or relief providers, feel free to post them in the comments. Again, we urge you to do your own research before donating, even to the charities your fellow Wooters go to. And feel free to suggest others in the comments below.