Menendez Announces New Ways For New Jerseyans To Get Info On Loved Ones In Haiti

Menendez Announces New Ways For New Jerseyans To Get Info On Loved Ones In Haiti

Washington - US Senator Menendez announced today a new Washington-based email address for use by the general public seeking information about US citizens in Haiti: Haiti-Earthquake@state.gov . Below is also an updated list of additional resources regarding the earthquake in Haiti for US Citizens and Haitian Citizens in the United States.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR US CITIZENS AND HAITIAN CITIZENS IN THE UNITED STATES - PROVIDED BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

For general information, please visit the State Department's travel.state.gov Haiti page, which is updated constantly, and will regularly provide updated travel alerts regarding the situation: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1134.html .


U.S. Citizen Inquiries

The U.S. Embassy in Port Au Prince has set up a task force at the Embassy which is taking calls as conditions permit. The Embassy is working to identify U.S. citizens in Haiti who need urgent assistance and to identify sources of emergency help. U.S. citizens are urged to contact the Embassy via email (ACSPaP@state.gov) to request assistance. U.S. citizens in Haiti can call the Embassy's Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672. The State Department has also created a task force to monitor the emergency. People in the U.S. or Canada with information or inquiries about U.S. citizens in Haiti may reach the Haiti Task Force at 888-407-4747; ca-taskforce@state.gov. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, call 202-501-4444. For further information and updates, please see the State Department's Consular Affairs website.

We still encourage you to reach out directly to the Department's Haiti Task Force at 1-888-407-4747; Haiti-Earthquake@state.gov.
Note: We understand that the 888 call center number is being inundated with calls and it has been difficult to get through and the State Department is actively working to address this problem.


Haitian Citizens in the U.S.

Haitian citizens in the U.S. should call the Haitian Embassy in Washington, D.C., 202-332-4090, or the Haitian Consulate in New York City, 305-859-2003.

Contributions/Donations

U.S. citizens who wish to contribute to the relief effort for Haiti after the earthquake, either online or by text message, can visit www.WhiteHouse.gov.
For additional information on how to make contributions and donations to disaster relief, please visit the following links to the Center for International Disaster Information's (CIDI) Guidelines and FAQ, which will be helpful in answering questions regarding Contributions/Donations. This website also has Guidelines available in French and Kreyol.
http://www.cidi.org/guidelines/guide_ln.htm
http://www.cidi.org/media/faq.htm


Volunteer Opportunities

Persons who wish to provide assistance or expertise in Haiti are asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information. The Center, operated under a grant from the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, has established a dedicated page to coordinate Haiti support at: http://www.cidi.org/incident/haiti-10a/ .

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