Haiti Earthquake Six Months Later: Where and How to Donate

It has been nearly six 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. The 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.

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. 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.

In the coming nights "World News With Diane Sawyer" will investigate exactly how the money you have donated is being spent.

If you are looking for a charity that is still helping in Haiti, we have compiled a helpful list of resources if you want to donate to the earthquake victims:

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.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services has fed 900,000 people since the earthquake struck Haiti. They initially made a $5 million commitment for emergency supplies to send water purification tablets, plastic sheeting, hygiene kits and mosquito nets to Haiti.

VIDEO: David Muir returns to the disaster-stricken country to see the recovery.
Haiti: Six Months After Earthquake

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