Help Haiti Through The Red Cross

by Tax Guy - Burlington Accountant on January 13, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post

On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, collapsing buildings and affecting thousands. It was the strongest earthquake ever to hit the region.

The Red Cross responded immediately to provide shelter, food, clean water and medical care to the many people in need of help. Canadians wishing to donate to the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake fund can do so online using the form below, by calling toll-free 1-800-418-1111 or by contacting their local Red Cross office. Click here for more information about the Haiti earthquake appeal.

The donations you make to the Canadian Red Cross are eligible for the the charitable donation tax credit. Please see my article on the Charitable Donation tax Credit.

If you are in the U.S. contact the American Red Cross.

In the U.K. Contact The British Red Cross.

Note that Canadian residents who donate to foreign charities will not be eligible for the Chartiable Donation tax Credit.

About The Tax Guy...

Dean Paley CGA CFP is a Burlington accountant and financial planner who services individuals and business owners locally, nationally and internationally. Dean has appeared in the National Post, Toronto Star and Metro News.

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