The death toll is rising, the devastation is horrible, and the survivors are severely wounded. Any amount of donation you can give would help a lot. Please do so through reputable organizations, as there are always opportunists waiting in the wings to feed on the bleeding hearts of compassionate individuals.
You can donate through well-known organizations such as: Unicef, World Vision, and Red Cross.
The Red Cross has also made it easier and more convenient for you to donate by allowing you to text the word "HAITI" to 909-99. This will immediately send $10 to the organization, and you will be charged $10 on your cell phone bill. Easy peasy.
Also, you can visit Lovely Cluster's blog and find a number of stores that will donate a huge percentage of your purchase price to the Haiti rescue effort.
My friends know I'm a pessimist when it comes to humanity in general. I believe in the goodness of the individual, but crowds give me a mental hernia. Yet...in times like these, when I see people helping strangers in far off lands with nothing but compassion and love in their hearts...it gives me hope. A lot of hope.