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Relief efforts for Haiti being organized in Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Many organizations in Charleston are trying to help the millions in need in Haiti.

Tuesday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake left the already poverty-stricken country devastated. Relief efforts all around the world have started to help in any way they can, including here in the Lowcountry.

The Water Missions group located on Highway 17 is an international, non-profit, Christian organization that provides clean water to disaster areas around the world. 

They're sending water purifiers to Haiti as well as taking any donations people are willing to give.

If you would like to donate to the cause through Water Missions of Charleston you can go to their web site www.watermissions.org and click on the Haiti Crisis link.

Another organization you can donate through is the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has committed to an initial one million dollar relief effort for those affected by the quake in Haiti. You can help by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate.

If you're looking for local Red Cross efforts you can go to www.lowcountryredcross.org to donate and find out how you can help, or you can call 843-764-2323. You can also text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 to the third-party sponsor, Mobile Accord, who's working with the Red Cross.

There are several other international organizations that are providing aid as well.

CARE: Call 1800-521-CARE or go to www.care.org.

Mercy Corp.: Call 888-256-1900 or go to mercycorps.org.

And UNICEF has a special page set up so you can donate to the children of Haiti at 1-800-for-Kids or unicefusa.org.

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