By now, I think that most poker players realize the seriousness of the disaster facing the people of Haiti.
As a group and as individuals, we can help. The easiest and best way to help is by giving a donation to any of the organizations that are set up to provide assistance in times of crisis. Just using your cell phone and texting, you can contribute cash – your service provider will bill you.
The following is just a few of the avaialbe texting options:
Text the word “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.
Text the word “Haiti” to 25383 to donate $5 to the International Rescue Committee
Text the word “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to the Yele Foundation, the leading contributor to rebuilding Haiti founded by Wyclef Jean.
Text the word “Haiti” to 45678 (In Canada Only) to assist the Salvation Army in Canada.
There are other ways you can help as well. There are even poker events being sponsored to benefit the efforts of providing relief.
One group, the Twitter Poker Tour, is sponsoring a tournament with proceeds going to the American Read Cross. Click here for details. Over the weeks and months to come, I am sure that more ways and events will be available to aid the people of Haiti.
Please do what you can. No effort or donation is too small. Together we can make a difference.