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.
305-919-5305 (Biscayne Bay Campus)
305-348-2434 (Modesto Maidique Campus)
Staff and Faculty Support
Trudy Fernandez, Human Resources Department
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support FIU’s efforts in The Art of Giving: Shoes for Haiti initiative where FIU Art & Art History students will be donating children’s converse sneakers to over 500 orphans in three orphanages in Haiti. The students will adorn each donated pair of shoes with original artistic designs. Your contributions will assist with the purchasing of the shoes, the paint materials and/or the costs associated with shipping the sneakers to Haiti. Click here to donate now!
Several organizations are coming to Haiti’s aid. Below is a list of non-profit groups offering a variety of resources. You may also log on to www.charitynavigator.org to learn more about each group.
American Red Cross Disaster Relief
You may also text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10. The donation will be charged to your cell phone bill.
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
At the request of President Obama, President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are partnering to help the Haitian people reclaim their country and rebuild their lives.
UNICEF was created to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.
Haitian Health Foundation
Providing health care, development, and the hope of a future to over 200,000 in Jeremie and 104 surrounding mountain villages of Haiti.
Phone Number: (860)886-4357
Partners in Health
This mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service, training, advocacy, and research, and by establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations, PIH strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
Phones for Haiti
The American Red Cross partnered with ReCellular, Inc. for a cell phone donation program to provide disaster relief in Haiti.
Phone Number: 1(734) 205-2223.
Doctors Without Borders
Provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
Phone Number: (888) 392-0392
Haiti Micah Project, Inc.
Assist Haitian street children in meeting their basic needs by providing food, clean water, health care, education, vocational training, and spiritual and emotional care.
Phone Number: (703)328-5808
Family Outreach Ministries International
Provides nourishing hot school lunches to vulnerable Haitian children, and additional food, clothing, shelter, education, health care, occupational opportunities in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Atlanta, GA.
Phone Number: (770)402-5161
Project Medishare for Haiti
Improves the health of Haitians by re-establishing their medical infrastructure. Training Haitian physicians, nurses and health professionals. Provides supplies and equipment to rural clinics.
Phone Number: (305)762-6448
Hope for Haiti
Hope for Haiti, headquartered in Naples, Florida, helps more than 500,000 of Haiti’s poorest people each year through our education, nutrition, and healthcare programs.
Phone Number: (239)434-7183
Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti
Using an effective community based approach to prevent childhood malnutrition, providing medical care and community development, empowering Haiti’s own children to raise Haiti from poverty.
Phone Number: (423)495-1122
Medical Screenings for Haitian Children
Beginning March 22nd the Miami Dade County Health Department will continue to offer necessary physical services free of charge to children arriving from Haiti who need the service for school attendance purposes. For specific times and locations please call 305-324-2400. For a list of immunization clinics please click here.
Phone Number: For additional questions please call (305)643-7300.
Working toward liberating the very poorest of Haiti from misery, squalor, and indignity by providing nutrition, schools, health care, clean water, and agricultural development.
Phone Number: (413)731-7716
Maison Fortun Orphanage Foundation
Maison Fortun Orphanage provides food, clothing, shelter, education, and healthcare to 200+ children in Hinche Haiti, one of the poorest regions in the Western Hemisphere.
Phone Number: (757)479-0279
Trinity HOPE’s mission is to raise funds and administer programs which provide a daily meal for the hungry, mal-nourished children in Christian schools in Haiti.
Phone Number: (615)449-2595
Children’s International Lifeline
We provide solid Bible teaching, food, clothing, medical supplies, and facilities for educational assistance to underprivileged children and their families in underdeveloped areas in Haiti.
Phone Number: (606)663-3459
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
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