In the wake of the January 12th, 2010 earthquake in Haiti a free phone number (4636) was established to meet the urgent needs of the Haitian people through SMS messaging. People on the ground can now text their requests for medical care, food, water, and shelter from any Digicel / Comcel-Voila device and receive aid.
Through the “Mission 4636” service, the SMS request data is collected and accessed by thousands of volunteers (that’s you!). Volunteers enter English translations of Creole and French messages into our unique online form which sorts the information by need and priority, and distributes it to various NGOs including Ushahidi Inc., International Red Cross, Person Finder, InSTEDD, & the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Do you speak Creole? Go to samasource.org/haiti/ to volunteer.
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