You can help by donating money to those organizations.
International relief agency Operation USA is appealing for donations from the public.
They're also seeking corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles.
Operation USA is an international relief agency that helps communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid.
HOW TO HELP: Donate online at www.opusa.org, by phone at 1.800.678.7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.
The "Hope for Haiti" telethon airs Friday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m. on KTLA 5
Performances from the telethon will be available for purchase on iTunes for 99 cents each. A full performance album will be available for $7.99 and the two-hour telecast will be sold for $1.99.
Donations will also be accepted beginning at 9 a.m. Donations can be made:
- online at www.hopeforhaitinow.org
- by phone at (877) 99-HAITI
- by texting "Give" to 50555
- by mailing to
Hope for Haiti Now Fund
Entertainment Industry Foundation
1201 W. Fifth St., Ste. T-700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
The department said some callers may receive a recording because of heavy volume of calls.
DONATIONS VIA TEXT MESSAGING
The State Department also said those interested in helping immediately can donate money automatically by sending a text message to relief organizations.
The following texting options are available:
Text the word "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10
On behalf of the Red Cross in the U.S.
Text the word "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5
On behalf of musician Wyclef Jean's charity, Yele Hait
Text the word "Haiti" to 85944 to donate $10
On behalf of the International Medical Corp