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Ushahidi Urging Haitians and Humanitarian Workers to Text Information to 4636 Free of Charge

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Citizen-reporting platform Ushahidi has gained international renown this week for its innovative contribution to information-gathering in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti. Now, Ushahidi, in partnership with U.S. Department of State and others, has introduced an SMS shortcode for subscribers on the DigiCell network in Haiti to send text messages free of charge. ...

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PADF-OAS to Focus on 2 Heavily Damaged Areas in Haiti

Non-Profit assigned part of downtown Port-au-Prince, Southeast Province  WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A heavily damaged area of downtown Port-au-Prince and communities in the Southeast province have been assigned to the Pan American Development Foundation and its partners for immediate relief, the non-profit organization announced. www.PanAmericanRelief.org  Haitian civil defense authorities designated these areas because of PADF’s long development experience in ...

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Haiti Relief Site Now in Portuguese

Pan American Relief site to be promoted by MTV Networks Latin America  WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The more than 70 million online Brazilians may donate to Haiti relief efforts using a new Portuguese website called www.AjudaPanamericana.org, the Pan American Development Foundation and the Organization of American States announced.  AjudaPanamericana.org is the third language option offered by the non-profit PADF ...

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Cablevision Extends Free Calling To Haiti

Adds Haiti To Optimum Voice Included Calling Area To Facilitate Contact Between Customers And Those Impacted By Devastating Earthquake  BETHPAGE, N.Y., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced that the unlimited calling area available to Optimum Voice phone customers was being temporarily extended to include calls to landlines and mobile phones in Haiti, in light of ...

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Nearly 7,500 RNs Ready to Deploy to Haiti

NNU Working to Place Nurses on Haiti Relief Mission  Probably the largest RN Volunteer Response in U.S. History  OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly 7,500 registered nurses have now signed up to volunteer for Haiti disaster relief,  believed to be the largest outpouring of RN volunteers in U.S. history, reports National Nurses United which is coordinating the effort, and ...

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San Francisco Charity A GOOD IDEA to Give $100,000 to Haiti Victims Upon Winning Nationwide Charity Program

Opportunity for A GOOD IDEA to Win $1MM In Chase Community Giving Program on Facebook  January 15 – January 22  Facebook: http://www.voteagi.org  SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ — A Good Idea, a volunteer organization which is a vehicle for positive social change ideas in San Francisco, plans to give $100,000 to Haiti earthquake victims if the organization is selected as ...

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Free Video Sharing Service Now Available for Haiti Relief Organizations

SEATTLE, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ — In the wake of this week’s earthquake in Haiti and to support the recovery efforts now being organized, Streambox is making its Streambox Live™ video sharing service available free of charge to emergency relief organizations, government and military operations, and broadcasters. Using only a camera, a laptop equipped with the Streambox Live software, and a ...

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Kaiser Permanente Donates $500,000 for Relief Efforts Following Earthquake in Haiti

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente announced today that it has donated $500,000 to four national disaster relief organizations to provide aid to the victims of this week’s earthquake in Haiti.  The nonprofit health care organization has wired the funding to Doctors Without Borders, Relief International, Operation USA and MedShare International, and is providing expertise and support to ...

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Glory Foods(R) Donates Over 7,000 Cans to Feed the Children(R) for Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

Glory Foods provides canned vegetables to victims of the Haiti earthquake  COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Glory Foods, the category leader in Southern-style, heat-and-serve canned vegetables , will donate more than 7,000 cans of its Sensibly Seasoned Black Bean product to Feed The Children for victims effected by Tuesday’s earthquake near Haiti’s capital, Port-Au-Prince.  Glory Foods will hand over ...

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