HOTLINE: Thursday, Jan. 14

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Help for Haiti

Your donations can go a long way in helping Haitians. Below is a list of ways you can help. The most vital thing we can do to help is a make a monetary donation to one of the organizations below. Donations will go directly to helping those on the ground with disaster relief efforts  in Haiti.

American Red Cross:
www.redcross.org
You can make an on-line donation. When making your donation make sure to earmark it as “Haiti Earthquake Relief”

The Red Cross is also receiving money though a third party mobile fundraising effort sponsored by Mobile Accord. Mobile donors can text “Haiti” to 90999 to send a ten dollar donation to the Red Cross. The funds will go to support the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

Food for the Hungry:
Local based non-profit organization, Food for the Hungry, is also in need of monetary donations. You can donate and learn more about this organization by visiting www.fh.org or calling 1-800-248-6437.

You can also see updates on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/foodforthehungry

The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is also working on relief efforts in Haiti. The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and currently operates a school, clinics, a hospital, feeding programs, children’s homes and church-related activities spread across two major facilities in Port au Prince.

According to reports from Salvation Army staff in Port au Prince, no one in the compound was injured during the earthquake, but the children’s home, clinics suffered major damage.

The organization is preparing to send more than 44,000 lbs of pre-packaged emergency rations to the country, along with disaster teams.

To help you can make a monetary donation to The Salvation Army via, www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL (725)-ARMY (2769).

Catholic Relief Services:
Catholic Relief Services is readying food and other aid to help families affected by the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti. CRS has committed an initial $5 million to help survivors of the devasting quake.

CRS  has approximately 340 staffers in Haiti. You can help CRS with their relief efforts by donating via phone 1-877-HELP (4357)-CRS (277) or text RELIEF to 30644 or log on to www.crs.org. You can also write a check to Catholic Relief Services and send it to P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, Maryland 21203. Please make sure to note “Haiti Earthquake” in the memo portion of the check.

To determine the status of US Citizens who may have been in Haiti please contact the U.S. State Department at 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225.

 

For more information on how you can help, please visit azfamily.com's Community section, Arizona's Family Cares: Passion to Action.

To determine the status of US Citizens who might have been in Haiti please contact the U.S. State Department at 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225.

Disney on Ice -- Worlds of Fantasy
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy will be at US Airways Center now through Sunday, Jan. 17. Tickets are available via ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.disneyonice.com.

Garden Guy -- Organic Fertilizer
For more information, visit www.gardenguy.com.

Water Cooler Chat With Norm MacDonald, Comedian
Norm MacDonald performs at the Tempe Improv this weekend. For tickets go to www.tempeimprov.com or call the comedy hotline at 480-921-9877.

Home Depot Craft -- Vessel Sinks
Debbie Hernandez will be teaching a free Do-it-Herself Workshop tonight at her store location -- Arrowhead, off the Loop 101 and 59th Avenue, but all Home Depots in the Phoenix area will be offering the workshop as well.  For more information visit www.homedepot.com.

Scott MacIntyre, Musician
Scott MacIntyre will perform Saturday, Jan. 16, at Westworld in Scottsdale at the Drive the Dream Gala, benefiting Childhelp. For more information about Childhelp, call 480-922-8212 or visit www.childhelpdrivethedream.org. For more information about Scott MacIntyre, visit www.scottmacintyre.com.

Both Ends Burning -- Craig Juntunen, Author
Craig Juntenen’s book, "Both Ends Burning," can be found at Barnes and Noble, amazon.com or www.chances4children.org. All proceeds from the book benefit Haitian orphanages.

Sky Signs USA
Sky Signs USA is located at 5655 S. Sossaman Road, Mesa. For more information, call 480-200-5010 or visit www.SkySignsUSA.com.

RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo
The RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix. For more information, visit www.RecruitMilitary.com.