The City of Boston has established a phone bank at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, to allow callers free telephone calls to Haiti. Beginning Thursday January 21 and operating through January 30, 2010, the relocated resource center at the Mattapan Branch Library will maintain the following hours:

Thursday, January 21 - Friday, January 22: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 23: 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 24: Closed
Monday, January 25 - Friday, January 29: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 30: 12 noon -5 p.m.

Individuals may continue to contact the resource center by phone at (617) 284-1199. Those interested in volunteering at the center are encouraged to contact the Boston Public Health Commission by emailing

Call Center address:
Mattapan Public Library
1350 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126-1843

Please also see the Mayor's press release.

Verizon is waiving charges for all residential long-distance and Verizon Wireless calls from the U.S. to Haiti from January 12 to January 31. For more details please visit Verizon's website.

For more ways to help, or for additional information about the Haitian Earthquake crisis please visit