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Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Expresses Support for Haiti and the Haitian Community

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti and the Miami community with family or friends there, as they deal with the devastation left behind by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake and now brace for the storm that is expected to pass through the peninsula. As emergency crews work through the rubble left behind, we are thinking of them as well and are hopeful more survivors will be saved through their efforts. Several organizations in the Greater Miami community have launched fundraising initiatives to support Haitian recovery efforts. The GMCVB also stands ready to support these efforts in any way possible.

United Way: Operation Helping Hands

Food For The Poor: Haiti Earthquake Emergency Relief

Ayiti Community Trust: Ayiti Earthquake Relief Fund

Organizations accepting donations

UNICEF: At least two cities were severely damaged by a magnitude 7.2 quake early Saturday morning, leaving people trapped in the rubble. UNICEF is working with partners to rush vital assistance to children and families in need. Click here to donate to UNICEF USA.

Catholic Relief Services: Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Catholic Relief Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. “When you give, you provide immediate assistance for our Haitian sisters and brothers desperate to survive this devastating situation. Your help will deliver immediate relief.” Click here to donate.

Global Empowerment Mission: The organization works as a first responder for disaster relief, bridges the gap between first response and sustainable development, and implements practices to ensure sustainable development. Right now, they are focusing on the immediate response to global disasters and civic emergencies, such as the Haiti earthquake. Click here to donate.

Doctors Without Borders: Homes and infrastructure, including medical facilities, have been extensively destroyed and damaged in the affected region. Some hospitals had to evacuate their patients, and some lack medical equipment and medicines. Aftershocks and landslides have caused additional damage. Doctors Without Borders is here to help. Click here to learn more. Click here to donate.

CARE: Your donation to The Humanitarian Surge Fund allows CARE to maintain their Rapid Response Team. Experts in providing food, shelter, hygiene kits, and sexual and reproductive health assistance are ready to deploy at a moment’s notice, wherever they’re needed, such as Haiti. Click here to donate.

Convoy of Hope: Convoy of Hope, alongside partner Mission of Hope, plans to distribute an initial 1 million meals to those affected by the earthquake that struck Haiti. In addition to food, Convoy will also distribute hygiene kits and sheltering supplies. Thankfully, Convoy’s in-country warehouse was not damaged by the quake, so distributions began immediately. Click here to learn more. Click here to donate.

Hope For Haiti: Florida-based organization working on the ground with relief efforts in Haiti is accepting donations at hopeforhaiti.org.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation: The organization has established a relief fund to help victims of the Haiti earthquake. Contribute, with all collected funds for relief, by going to jewishmiami.org, or mail checks (put “Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund” in the memo line) payable to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137. For more information on donating, call 305-576-4000.

Project Medishare: has been working in Haiti for more than 25 years empowering Haitians to provide and receive access to quality health care through community-based and Haitian led work. The organization is working closely with partners in the south of Haiti on medical relief efforts including mobilizing critically needed medical supplies and personnel to deploy to the hardest hit areas.

Drive-by or drop-off material donations in South Florida

The Smile Trust Foundation: Organizers came together Sunday to form a collection site, gathering medical supplies, food, and many other items needed in Haiti. Those who wish to make donations can drop them off at 720 Northwest 55th Street in Miami, Florida. You may also give monetary donations to the foundation. Click here to donate.

Food For The Poor: Food For The Poor partners in Haiti are on the ground and are sending their urgent requests for aid. In South Florida, local residents and community groups can support the donation drive by bringing in food bags that contain these food items with an expiration date of February 2022 or later. You may also donate hygiene, baby, and other paper or first-aid items. Click here for more information. You may also give monetary donations to the foundation. Click here to donate.