As everyone knows, on Jan. 12, 2009 - a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southern Haiti, as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake affected roughly one in three Haitians - about 3 million people, the Red Cross estimated. It was so strong that it was felt in Cuba, more than 200 miles away. Devastated, Haiti is in dire need of global assistance.
For those of you looking for more ways of helping, GSUSA compiled a list of resources below:
- Yele Haiti
- American Red Cross
- Mercy Corps
- National Nurses United
- Doctors Without Borders
- United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund
Are Girl Scout troops in southern Alabama pitching in time and energy to the relief efforts? We'd like to know if your troop is helping and how. Post your comments here, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.