Disaster in Haiti - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225.

People trying to contact US citizens in Haiti can also email the State Department at Haiti-Earthquake@State.Gov.

Specific information about the person you are trying to reach must be included. Click Here for those details.

Anyone wishing to donate should contact the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) to coordinate Haiti support.

Other ways to help:
Text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill or visit the websites of the Red Cross, InterAction to make a contribution to disaster relief efforts.

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