How to provide disaster relief.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Jan. 13 2010 2:32 PM

How To Help Haiti

The best ways respond to natural disaster abroad.

Read more about the Haiti earthquake in Slate.

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Finally, be alert for those seeking to take advantage of a crisis for their own gain. Watch out for suspicious e-mails and for people doing door-to-door solicitations. Even if the organization's name sounds impressive, make sure to check that it is an established organization with a substantial track record. There are times to take a risk and fund an up-and-coming organization, but the wake of a disaster probably isn't one of them.

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Sandy Stonesifer works on issues related to adolescent girls' health at a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.