Jumat, 22 Januari 2010

Haiti earthquake: Exclusive Examiner coverage, latest news and how to help

On Jan. 12, Haiti was struck by the largest earthquake the island nation has ever seen. The Red Cross estimates that 45,000-50,000 people have died as a result of the 7.0 quake. As rescue workers dig through the aftermath for survivors, millions are left homeless in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

While this devastating event is shaping as the worst disaster since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, relief efforts are under way and donations are pouring in from every corner of the planet.

As the world responds to this tragedy, Examiners across North America are weighing in with updates, slideshows, rescue recaps, and most importantly, info on how to help.

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AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
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Social Media Examiner Cheryl Phillips highlights the power of the Internet and social networks, as Facebook and Twitter have played a vital role in spreading the word to make donations. She also highlights how the Red Cross is using their Twitter account to ask for donations: You can text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

Natural Disasters Examiner Tony Hake is providing continued updates on everything from what rescue teams are doing to resources for humanitarian efforts. Subscribe to his articles here.

For those who are frantic about finding relatives or friends affected by the disaster, US Headlines Examiner Cindy Adams provides a list of methods to choose from.

NY Parenting Issues Examiner Ross Ellis is sharing suggestions for age-appropriate discussions you can have with your children about the tragedy.

Oklahoma-based adoption agency Dillon International is looking for donations for its sister orphanage in Haiti. Teegan Ross, the Oklahoma City Adoptive Familes Examiner shares the information here.

Las Vegas Yoga Examiner DK Howe is shining light on Soles 4 Souls and how they're taking used shoes, as well as tents, blankets, duffle bags, food and water.

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