Earthquake in Haiti

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UPDATE: Please Also see our post Help Haiti: Options for donating to the quake relief on the Battling For Health blog for more information. Another 5.9 magnitude aftershock hitting PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti yesterday morning .. and much more is needed to help Haiti recover from the quake that killed many people, and left many of the survivors without shelter, food or clean water. Please consider to donate, blog, retweet, share and forward this post to as many people as you can. // 1-8-0-0-H-A-R-T

Donations to registered charities

Canadians who wish to make donations to aid Haiti disaster victims may want to consult the CRA Charities Listings to verify that an organization is a registered charity in Canada. You can also verify registration by calling 1-800-267-2384.

Our toll-free telephone service is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday, and as a temporary measure, on weekends, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

For more information on donating wisely, visit Giving to Charity: Information for Donors and learn about how charities are regulated, how to avoid fraud, tax savings, and donation receipts.

Information for registered charities and organizations interested in applying for registered charity status

Registered charities with questions about receipting, fundraising, or legal requirements can go to http://cra.gc.ca/charities or call 1-800-267-2384 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday, and as a temporary measure, on weekends, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

For information about the Government of Canada’s donation matching program, please go to Haiti Earthquake Relief fund.

Other organizations seeking information on applying for registered charity status can go to Disaster relief – Applicants for charitable status.

Other Government of Canada Web sites

For more information on the Government of Canada’s efforts to provide relief to victims of the disaster in Haiti, please go to the following Web pages:

* Canadian International Development Agency
* Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
* National Defence

Source: CRA Newsroom

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