FIU for Haiti

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The FIU community is committed to helping the Haitian people through this tragedy. This site is a resource for Golden Panthers wishing to help and will be updated regularly with new information. Below, you will find helpful information on relief organizations, events happening on campus and stories about what FIU is doing to answer the call. Students, faculty and staff will also find useful information on resources to cope with this tragedy. You may also become a fan of our Facebook group, FIU for Haiti, to connect with others wishing to help.

Student Support

Counseling Center
305-919-5305 (Biscayne Bay Campus)
305-348-2434 (Modesto Maidique Campus)

Staff and Faculty Support

Trudy Fernandez, Human Resources Department

Alumni Support

Duane Wiles, Alumni Relations

People trying to locate U.S. citizens living or traveling in Haiti should contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 or (202) 647-5225.

Media Support

 FIU has a long list of experts able to contribute to the discussion on Haiti. If you are a member of the media in search of experts for your stories, you may log on to the FIU Haiti Experts page or call the Media Relations Office at 305-348-2232.
How you can help

The Haitian Consulate Task Force needs YOU

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is assisting the consul general of Haiti with information systems and communication.

SJMC students have volunteered to participate in an emergency task force that will work directly under the Haitian Consulate in Miami with the purpose of assisting with the management of the Haiti relief efforts in South Florida. Organizers need more volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  • Website updates
  • Translation of web content from French into English and Haitian Creole.
  • Managing media inquires and phone calls from the public and companies offering assistance
  • Outreach to Spanish media contacts

Students who speak Spanish, French or Haitian Creole are especially needed.  Most volunteer tasks require about four hours once a week Monday thru Friday during business hours.

Students interested in volunteering and learning more, please contact Dr. Maria Elena Villar at

Agape Flights
We fly 200,000 letters and 120+ tons of supplies annually to missionary families in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Bahamas. We respond to all emergency requests.
Phone Number: (941)488-0990    

Institute of Grace
Helps poor children go to school; teaches English as a second language to refugees from Haiti and Africa; and offers math tutoring services in DC.
Phone Number: (202)882-3729

International Child Care (USA), Inc.
Bringing health and hope to impoverished children and families in Haiti and Dominican Republic by providing medical care, education, clean water, vaccinations, and disability rehabilitation.
Phone Number: (269)382-9960    

Feeding Hungry Children International
You can save a child from starvation. Help us provide crucial food and care to suffering children in Haiti, Mexico, other countries, and the USA.
Phone Number: (909)793-2009    

Beyond Borders
Over half of Haiti’s people survive on less than $1 a day. Beyond Borders promotes grassroots change through education, leadership development, and children’s rights.
Phone Number: (610)277-5045

Food for the Poor
Established in 1982, FFP’s goals are to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Phine Number: (800) 427-9104

Action Against Hunger-USA
Their mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war and natural disaster.
Phone Number: (877) 777-1420

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Dear Colleagues,
President Rosenberg has asked that the home page of every college, school, division and department at FIU has a link to the Crisis in Haiti page, where the community can learn more about how to help Haiti and what FIU is doing to assist in this humanitarian crisis.
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