Helping Haiti: When and Where to Donate

Local and national groups mobilize to help Haiti

By Stacey Russell
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 10:12 AM EDT
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Earthquake Aftermath in Haiti

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PACOIMA, CA - JANUARY 13: Los Angeles County Fire Department urban search and rescue team members load US Agency for International Development supplies to be flown to Haiti.

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The day after what the Haitian Prime Minister is calling the worst earthquake ever,  South Floridians are looking for ways to help out our "neighbors." Many local and national organizations are asking for donations for the people of Haiti who experienced the strongest earthquake since 1770. 

People with family members in Haiti can call the State Department at 1-888-407-4747. Floridians can also call the offices of Sen. George Lemieux at 1-866-630-7106.

Haiti Relief Organizations

National Organizations

* American Red Cross
Asking For Financial Donations or Text the word HAITI to the number 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts

*AmeriCares
Asking For Financial Donations

* Mercy Corps
Deploying emergency team to Haiti today
Asking For Financial Donations

* UNICEF
Asking For Financial Donation For The Children of Haiti

* Doctors Without Borders
Asking For Financial Donations

* The Pan American Development Foundation
Asking For Financial Donations

* United Way Of Miami Dade
Asking For Financial Donations


Local Organizations

* Clear Channel Radio & NBC 6 Relief Drive
The South Florida community can join Mobile Mike on Monday, January 18th from 6 AM to 9 PM at Habitat for Humanity located at 505 West Broward Blvd. The location will be a drop off point for non-perishable canned food items, water, baby items, essential need items and monetary donations that will be sent directly to Haiti. 

* Food for the Poor
Collecting cash donations at foodforthepoor.org/haitiquake and 1-800-487-1158. Also accepting canned fish, canned meat, canned milk, canned baby formula and water at its headquarters at 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, 33073. Cannot accept clothing.

* Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant
Collecting Financial Donations for Partners In Health
Kick-off Fundraiser for Haiti with folk singer and former Port Au Prince Mayor Manno Charlemagne
Thursday, January 14, 2010
8:30 PM - Midnight
Tap Tap
819 5th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
 

* The Archdiocese of Miami
Asking for Financial Donations
Please send to: Catholic Charities, Attention Earthquake Victims, 1505 NE 26th St. Wilton Manors, FL 33305

* Food For The Poor of Coconut Creek
Collecting Donations Of All Kinds
Please Call 1-800-487-1158 To Ask How You Can Help

* Sustainable Four PrimeTime Boat Rentals
Sustainable Four and PrimeTime Boat Rentals are teaming up to Collecting items for Haiti relief
Lists includes:
SHELTER:
Sheets
Blankets
Towels
Tents
Tarps

POWER:
Candles
Flashlights
Flashlight Batteries - D cells
Matches / lighters
Lanterns + lantern oil

MEDICINE:
Rubbing alcohol
Hydrogen peroxide
Iodine
Bandages
Gauze
Aspirin
Soap
Baby diapers

FOOD:
Canned food with TAB OPENINGS not requiring can openers - soup, tuna, etc
Energy bars
Bottled water
* Please place donations in boxes or sturdy plastic bags.  Please label the bag or boxes containing donations if possible

WHERE: 1st Street & Alton Road
WHEN: Haiti Donation Kick-off January 13, 2010 at 6 - 10 PM
WHAT: A 26' truck (Truck will be open and collecting donations all weekend long)

Contact: Dirk DeSouza

'Canes Helping Haiti 

The United Way of Miami-Dade and The University of Miami ask for donations to Operation Helping Hands who which supports the UM Global Institute and the work of UM doctors, nurses, and students who are working directly with victims

* Chef Creole 

Haitian restaurant owner Chef Wilkinson will be collecting food, clothes, supplies and money for earthquake victims at all three Chef Creole locations in Miami

*Greater Miami Jewish Federation

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an emergency relief fund to respond to the disastrous consequences of Tuesday’s massive earthquake in Haiti

*Jakmel Art Gallery

Haitian artist and musician, Jude Papaloko, will be collecting donations such as clothes, food and supplies all weekend long at his gallery in Miami's MiMo Art District 

*The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida 

The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida will be collecting donations at their St. Paul church for canned foods with pop tops.  They will also be collecting cereal bars and water.  

*Foot Solution Stores

Foot Solutions stores in North Miami Beach, Plantation and Coral Springs, on behalf of Soles4Souls, are collecting gently used shoes and monetary donations for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. 

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