The earthquake disaster in Haiti is going to require billions of dollars for rescue, recovery, and rebuilding of lives and infrastructure. Juliana at Hotel Chatter posted today about the opportunity to donate Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards points for cash donations to the Red Cross. I just redeemed 4,000 Starpoints to donate $50 to the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross released $10 million dollars today for the Haiti relief effort.
Here is a list of hotel loyalty programs I found for donating your hotel points for cash donations to the American Red Cross.
Choice Privileges 1,000 point blocks = $5
Hilton HHonors 10,000 points = $25 (Jan 21 update: Hilton Worldwide is matching member contributions to $250,000)
IHG Priority Club 10,000 point blocks
Donation Value = $40
American Red Cross 18,000 points = $50
33,000 points = $100
60,000 points = $250
180,000 points = $1,000
International Red Cross/Red Crescent 10,000 points = $25
Marriott donated $500,000 to the Red Cross Haiti relief effort.
Starwood Preferred Guest 4,000 point blocks = $50
(SPG is matching donations from members through February 15.)
Wyndham Rewards 5,500 = $25; 10,500 points = $50; 20,500 points = $100.
Best Western Rewards World Vision donations: 5,000-12,500 points for supplies
Jan 21 update: Hyatt Gold Passport 5,000 points = $40 to Red Cross. email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-228-3360 to donate.
Most airlines also have an option to donate miles to charitable organizations.