Relief for Haiti – Trekaroo pledges $20 per review

Update (1/24) – When 11:59pm PST rolled around on January 20th, we had received a total of 266 reviews for Haiti. As a result, we’ll be donating $3,000 to Compassion International on behalf of all the reviews shared by our Trekaroo families. Thanks for showing such an outpouring of support for those in Haiti.

Update (1/19) – So far 222 reviews have been written in donation to the Haiti relief efforts!  We have even more exciting news.  One of our generous Trekaroo families has added an additional $1000 to our pledge.  So, we are increasing our pledge for any NEW reviews to $20 until we hit our extended $3000 limit.  Keep writing to help Haiti.

Help Haiti - flickr: XOZ
flickr: XOZ

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti.  Officials fear more than 100,000 dead in the 7.0 earthquake. Our family sponsors a child in Haiti (Benji, 6 years old) and are hoping for the best.

Trekaroo is pledging to donate $10 to Compassion International for every review written on Trekaroo during the next week (ending 1/20/10, up to a maximum of $2000).

If you’ve got money to spare, here are a few organizations that you can donate to for earthquake relief:

American Red Cross
Donate online:
You can also donate $10 via the Red Cross by sending a text message “HAITI” to “90999” using your mobile phone (charges appear on your phone bill)
Donate online:
Compassion International
Direct Relief International
Mercy Corps
Oxfam America
World Vision
To find more ways to give, check out this list at charity navigator:

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About the author

Brennan Pang is Co-founder of Trekaroo. He is a father to 2 boys and a girl and loves exploring and adventure travel. A California kid at heart who loves mountaineering, climbing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. He doesn't love running but does it anyway. He has lived in a hut at a chicken farm in Zimbabwe, gotten amoebic dysentery while paddling a dugout tree in Madagascar, hiked to Everest base camp in winter, chilled with the giant tortoises of the Galapagos, and witnessed a fair number of volcanic eruptions. He spent six months traveling through Central and South America with his family and recently swam with sharks and stingrays in Tahiti. Follow him on instagram at @overdare.
9 Responses
  1. Nina Terheyden

    Our hearts go out to the people in Haiti…to those who survived and to those who were lost….We pray that they all receive the help they need!

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