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Donations for Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti

All of us in the FDNY are shocked and saddened by the devastation in Haiti. Today, 40 members of the Department are heading to Haiti as part of FEMA sponsored Urban Search and Rescue team to provide aid on the ground directly to those impacted by this earthquake. We at the FDNY know it is our duty to help those in need, in the same way that so many came to our aid after September 11th.

All FDNY employees wishing to assist the relief efforts in Haiti are encouraged call 311 to learn how they can help. You will be directed to reputable organizations, like the American Red Cross, that will assist you in helping those who need it most. Do not donate to organizations you are not familiar with. Calling 311 is the best way to find a safe organization to donate funds.

At the moment, monetary donations are the best way to assist. Donations such as canned goods and water, while donated with good intentions, are not useful at the moment. The facilities and infrastructure are not in place in Haiti to get non-monetary donations to those that need them.

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization currently accepting donations for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

To donate by phone: 212-788-7794
Online: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fund/html/home/home.shtml

Checks by mail can be sent to:
Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
One Centre Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10007

*Please include “Haiti Earthquake Relief” in the memo section of the check


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