Haiti Earthquake Relief

On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. President Obama has promised the people of Haiti that "you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten." The United States Government has mobilized resources and manpower to aid in the relief effort. Here are some ways that you can get involved.


  • Contribute online through ClintonBushHaitiFund.org.
  • Text “QUAKE” to 20222 to charge a  $10 donation to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (the donation will be added to your cell phone bill).
  • Find more ways to help at usaid.gov/haiti/

Get Information about Friends or Family

The State Department has several resources for inquiring about the welfare and whereabouts of friends and family in Haiti:

  • To Ask For or Provide Information About U.S. Citizens in Haiti:
    • Email the Task Force at Haiti-Earthquake@state.gov OR
    • From the U.S. or Canada, call 888-407-4747 (Other countries, call 202-501-4444)
  • For U.S. Citizens in Haiti Seeking Assistance or Reporting Their Status/Whereabouts:
    • Email the Embassy at ACSPaP@state.gov OR
    • Call the Embassy's Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672

When contacting any of the numbers or using the emails above, please include the following information:

  • The full name, date of birth and passport information (if known) of the persons in Haiti you are trying to contact.
  • Their contact information in Haiti; telephone numbers, email address, hotel name or address (if known)
  • Your name and contact information, and your relationship to the person in Haiti (parent, spouse, friend etc.)
  • Any special or emergency circumstances.

For All Nationalities and Locations

Use the Person Finder tool below, a initiative set up by Google to help concerned families and friends find about and report on their loved ones whereabouts and well-being.