Haiti Earthquake: Where and How to Donate

It has been more than 7 months since the deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing at least 230,000 people and leaving many more people economically and emotionally devastated.

There were unforgettable images: hands reaching out from rubble; orphaned children covered in ash and crying for their parents; the long lines of people waiting for clean water and food; tent hospitals filled with limbless children and bandaged elderly women and men; people praying in fields and under basketball hoops.

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Haiti's Road to Recovery After Earthquake

The devastation sparked millions of Americans to donate money, supplies and in some cases, their time to assist the people of Haiti. Six months later, the desire to help continues. Since the Jan. 12 earthquake, Americans have raised $1.138 billion.

ABC News checked in with 23 of the largest U.S. charities with operations in Haiti last month. Of the over one billion dollars received from those charities, over half of it is not being used. At least 62.7 percent, $714.3 million, has been allocated for future Haiti relief efforts or is unassigned.

This morning on "Good Morning America," you learned about the work of three humanitarian aid organizations: Soles4Souls, which distributes free new or gently worn shoes across the world to those who don't have footwear, Partners in Health, which provides health care for the needy, and Living 1:27, a ministry that is providing food and shelter in Port-au-Prince for widows and children.

Click on the highlighted links above if you'd like to visit the organizations' websites. Here is a list of other charities that are still helping in Haiti:

Click here for a full report on the quake and its aftermath.

U.S. State Department

When the earthquake first happened, the State department quickly set up a hotline where people could donate funds. That operation continues. The U.S. State Department asks those wanting to donate $10 by texting "QUAKE" to "20222." The $10 donation will go automatically to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

For more information, click here to visit the U.S. State Department Web site.

American Red Cross

Hours after the quake struck, the American Red Cross pledged an initial $200,000 to assist people affected by the devastation. Since then, it has helped at least two million Haitians and raised approximately $468 million for relief and recovery efforts. A third of that money has been spent. As the six-month anniversary of the earthquake approaches, the American Red Cross announced plans to build semi-permanent shelters for the 40,000 Haitians living in tents and tarps.

The American Red Cross offers several ways to donate to various funds, including international relief to Haiti.

Click here to visit the American Red Cross Web site to find out more or donate online.

People who wish to donate by phone can dial (800) Redcross, or (800) 257-7575 for Spanish.

Those who wish to donate by mail can do so by contacting their local Red Cross chapter or by mailing a donation to the following address:

American Red Cross
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush joined forces to establish the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. At least 230,000 donations have been made to the fund. They are shifting their focus to economic recovery, reconstruction and job creation. Haiti's unemployment is estimated at 70 percent.

Click here to donate to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

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