The International Committee of the Red Cross has set up a missing persons database that can be used to track the whereabouts of loved ones.
A Haitian-American family in Philadelphia is getting text messages from their uncle in Delmas who is seeking relief aid at the Diatsu dealership there. They have posted an appeal at CNN.com
South Boston native and author Michael Patrick MacDonald writes on January 14 at 3:13 a.m. that he has "just found out a dear friend is alive yet buried under a collapsed hotel in Jacmel."
"If anyone has contact with efforts in Jacmel, my friend Flo McGarrell is alive (last I heard) yet trapped below the Hotel "Peace of Mind" 777 Rue Meyer. Her elderly mother and father are dear friends, Ann McGarrell and Jim McGarrell of Vt."
(Michael has since reported that his friend Flo has passed away.)
"We are in Sint Maarten very worried about Philippe Laplante and Lucienne Baptiste they live in Delmas, and cannot reach them since earthquake. How can I get information or send message? Please contact me
Paul St. Hubert posts: "Trying to locate my brother Hansy St Hubert. If you know him, talk to him or see him please havel him get in touch with me asap. I want to know if he has any news from Fanfan, Frantzy, Giovanni and the others in Haiti. Pablotesti@gmail.com much love.
"I'm looking for my sister, her husband and one year old daughter. She is in her late 30s and is about 5'3" 130 lbs. They live in our dad's house in Delmas #36 near ancienne place in Port-au-Prince. Please let me know if you have any information about her or the area. My email address is: email@example.com
Thank you and God bless.