I have actually visited Haiti. I preached my first sermon while on a missions trip to Haiti. A friend from college was the translator. His family has a great ministry in Haiti. They work through a church. They have a clinic. They start schools. I don't think that they were affected by the earthquake (based on the reports of where it hit), but I really don't know.
What can we do to help the victims of this incredible earthquake? As citizens of America, we can be glad that some of our tax dollars will probably end up helping this relief effort. As individuals and churches we can donate funds to organizations that are quickly mobilizing to help the relief effort (such as this one-http://www.sovereigngraceministries.org/About/FinancialSupport/DisasterRelief.aspx ). But most important (and probably most obvious), as Christians we have the privilege and responsibility of praying to our sovereign God and asking Him to intervene powerfully in this situation. Most of us won't be able to go to Haiti to help. Most of us are unable to give large sums of money. But every follower of Jesus has the opportunity of making a difference through prayer. I encourage you to take a moment now to pray for the people of Haiti. And I encourage you to make the people of Haiti an ongoing request of your prayer time.