The New York Red Bulls made a philanthropic visit to Haiti—homeland of former Red Bull star Jozy Altidore’s parents—in late 2006 and NYRB midfielder Seth Stammler came away so struck by the adverse conditions in the country and the spirit of its people that he started a charitable foundation focused on providing clean, drinkable water and improving the standard of living in the nation. It’s called the Sporting Chance Foundation, and you can read more about it here.
You’ve certainly heard about the disastrous earthquake that struck Haiti last night, wreaking devastation on a country that was not well off to begin with. Here are just a few places where you can contribute to the relief effort:
American Red Cross —They have full-time staff on the ground in Haiti.
UNICEF—Their offices in Port au Prince were nearly destroyed, but they’re still involved in the relief effort.
Yele Haiti—The site—started by Wyclef Jean—appeared to be having problems when we checked, but you can text YELE to 501501 to donate.
Direct Relief International—They’ve already sent half a million dollars worth of food, medicine and supplies.