As the relief effort continues in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, stay on top of developments there with the following websites:
- The U.S. Agency for International Development, an independent federal government agency created in 1961, has a Help Haiti site. There you can read news updates about the Jan. 12 earthquake, find out how to make a donation, and check on the status of friends and family in Haiti.
- The U.S. Department of State has a clearinghouse of information about the disaster, as does the White House.
- Health issues posed by the quake are explored at the website of the United States National Library of Medicine. Among the links there are the many federal and non-governmental agencies offering help.
- To learn more about the earthquake itself, visit the U.S. Geological Survey’s website.
- If you want to check on a worthwhile source for your donations, the Council of Michigan Foundations' website has a list of organizations accepting donations for Haiti relief, and you can also visit Charity Navigator's website.
- For further updates, you can visit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to learn more about the two former presidents' efforts to help the victims and spearhead the rebuilding process.