I would be more inclined to give to Doctors Without Borders than the Red Cross. I did some work with the Red Cross during Katrina and had some pretty bad experiences with their organization. Plus Doctors Without Borders has already been in Haiti for some time and already has an established operation.
My first teaching job was in a school that had a large Haitian community. I fell in love with the culture and with the community while there and had and maintain a lot of connection to that. I actually had flights to Haiti booked when the coup happened a few years ago and was unable to go when they banned travel to the country. This tears right into the heart of the community and the Haitian people and all who are connected to them.
Last edited by Ceoli; 01-17-2010 at 06:46 PM.