How Did You Decide to Help Haiti for the Rest of 2010?

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Last week in my post, Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti, I suggested that you research organizations working in Haiti that you would like to support by donating, volunteering, or helping in some other way throughout 2010.  We need to support the people of Haiti now, but also in the future, when the hard work of rebuilding begins.

Although I have a particular interest in grassroots organizations, I decided to donate to a large organization, CARE. CARE is a humanitarian nonprofit that works in poor communities.  They focus on women and children. I contributed to their Haiti Emergency Response Fund, and am going to set up a small ongoing monthly donation for the rest of 2010, starting in February.

I also put a CARE web badge on my blog, began following their Twitter feed, joined their Facebook Page, put a CARE theme on my iGoogle page, and subscribed to their Notes from the Field blog, and their Policy and Advocacy blog.  Because I have an interest in social action book clubs, I signed up to receive e-mail updates and discussion guides about three books they recommend reading.

Have you chosen a way to support an organization working in Haiti throughout 2010?  What ways did they offer you to take action?  Did you wish there were more ways to get involved?

For ideas about how to help the Haitian earthquake survivors, check out my post Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor.

BlogHer Contributing Editor, Britt Bravo, also blogs at Have Fun * Do Good, WE tv's WE Volunteer blog, The Extraordinaries, and the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship blog. She is a Big Vision Consultant.

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