AU Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts


Information on Donating

AU’s schools, colleges, and administrative departments are working to provide information on support activities, such as SPA Graduate Council, so you may wish to check for updates; and WAMU 88.5 is sending a reporter to Haiti to provide exclusive news reports. For the larger campus community, numerous worthy and reputable organizations are collecting donations and can be found via various sources—including the Washington Post and WAMU 88.5.


United Methodist Committee on Relief

As a United Methodist institution, AU is part of a connectional system that works around the world. The United Methodist Committee on Relief has already begun work to respond to the Haitian earthquake. If you want to make a donation, you can do so and read more about their efforts here.

For more information, contact United Methodist chaplain Mark Schaefer at

SPA Graduate Council

The SPA-GC Community Service Committee has created the American University School of Public Affairs Graduate Council Haiti Disaster Relief Fund under an organization, Direct Relief International. Our donation page is a secure fund site that will give 100% of the money raised to Haiti disaster relief efforts. The SPA-GC will be donating $100 to this site to start out and we hope that you will also offer any small or large donations in order to give direct assistance. Our goal is to raise at least $1,000 for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Please donate to the SPA-GC's fund and send this link to your friends, family, and co-workers.

Quick Aid

Text "Haiti" to "90999" to send a $10 donation to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill. Funds will go to support American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. To help even more, students can make an unrestricted donation to the International Response Fund at or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Text "Haiti" to "20222" and $10 will be given to the Clinton Foundation's Haiti Relief Fund, charged to your cell phone bill. To help even more, students can make an unrestricted donation to the Clinton Foundation by visiting here.

Yele Haiti: Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 or Donate through

Online donations

Red Cross

Doctors Without Borders

The U.S. State Department directs those wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) which has established a dedicated page to coordinate Haiti support.