The tragedy that has befallen Haiti has brought out the good in people as the amount of donations via text messaging has soared since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti last Tuesday. Unfortunately, these donations may take some time to be given to charities assisting in the relief efforts. Cell phone companies don’t submit the donated money to charities until customers pay their bills, which could take upwards of 30 to 60 days. This is probably why it’s a better idea to donate money directly to the charities themselves since there will be less of a delay, even though text messaging is a faster way of donating the money; the transfer of the funds themselves will be much faster through direct donations. If you are looking for a way to donating money, Lifehacker tells you how and where to donate in addition to avoiding scams.