The devastation in Haiti is heartbreaking beyond words.
I am proud that our national government is moving quickly to provide assistance, but at a time of such incomprehensible loss we all have an individual responsibility, as well as a collective one, to contribute to the relief effort.
As New Yorkers, we feel an acute connection to Haiti through our Haitian American friends and neighbors. And, as New Yorkers, we cannot forget how we benefited from a global outpouring of compassion and support not so long ago in our own time of tragedy. I know we will rise to the occasion and do what we can now to help save lives and rebuild Haiti.
Please join me in offering personal assistance to the people of Haiti by donating what you can to any of the fine groups below that are currently working to provide aid and relief to the devastated communities of Haiti.
A few organizations whose efforts would benefit greatly from your donations include:
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Text “HAITI” to "90999" to make a $10 donation.
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(800) REDCROSS (733-2767)
226 Causeway St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2206
(800) 77-OXFAM (776-9326)
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA/MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF)
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
For a list of more groups click here: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/haiti-disaster-relief-how-to-contribute/ 
Thank you to all for your generosity.