Information from the Red Cross on assisting people impacted by the Haiti earthquake.
TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE IN HAITI
The U.S. State Department is offering family linking services for U.S. citizens in Haiti. Call 888-407-4747. Services for non-citizens living in Haiti are not currently being offered.
TO ASSIST WITH THE RELIEF EFFORT
Jane Blocher, executive director of the Douglas County chapter of the Red Cross, says financial donations work best, and the organization is not accepting food, clothes or other items. To donate, contact the Red Cross online or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Checks may be sent to the local chapter of the Red Cross at 2518 Ridge Court, Lawrence, KS 66046. Checks should be marked as being designated for the Haiti relief effort. The local chapter is also taking credit card donations by phone at 843-3550.