Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief.The Caribbean nation of Haiti was hit by its strongest earthquake in 200 years, causing what is being described as “a catastrophe of major proportions”. The support and action coming from all around the world has filled me with awe and inspired my friends and I to take action.

For monetary donations: Wyclef’s foundation: text “YELE” to 501501 ($5) and for Red Cross text “HAITI” to 90999 ($10).

For those who cannot give monetarily, please take the time to donate your time, gently used clothing, non-perishable food, water, medical supplies etc. Every little bit helps.

South Florida:

  • BankUnited is collecting baby food in cans, bottled water and powdered milk at all of its branches.
  • MedExpress Urgent Care is accepting donations of medical supplies at its centers in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. Items include unopened band aids, antibiotic ointment, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve and other pain relievers, including those in children’s dosages.
  • Martino Tire locations throughout South Florida is accepting relief supplies and donations for Haiti. To make a donation please contact service sales manager, Charlie Rodriguez at 305-790-8303, or email him at crodriguez@martinotire.com

Broward County:

  • Three South Florida Foot Solutions stores, on behalf of Soles4Souls, are collecting gently used shoes for earthquake victims. Soles4Souls is an international charity dedicated to providing free footwear to people in desperate need. The store locations are: 2135 University Drive, Coral Springs; 8225 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation; and 3789 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach.
  • Food for the Poor, a Coconut Creek-based ministry that serves the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America, is collecting donations at foodforthepoor.org. The organization also is collecting canned meat and fish; water; and condensed, evaporated and powdered milk at its warehouse, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek.
  • The Broward County Medical Association needs checks, medical supplies, food and water. Donations may be made in person at the association foundation, 5101 NW 21st Ave., Suite 440, Fort Lauderdale, or by calling 954-714-9772.
  • Sunrise Fire-Rescue is accepting donations of blankets, clothing and nonperishable food at Fire Station 39 at the Village Civic Center, 6800 Sunset Strip. Relief supplies will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The city will not accept checks or cash.
  • Miramar is collecting nonperishable food, water and medical supplies, including flashlights and batteries to aid the victims. Collection hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., beginning Saturday through Monday. Donation locations are: Fire Rescue Station 19, 6700 Miramar Parkway; Fire Rescue Station 70, 9001 Miramar Parkway; Miramar Police Department, 3064 N. Commerce Parkway; Fire Rescue Station 84, 14801 SW 27th Street; Fire Rescue Station 100, 2800, SW 184th Ave.
  • City of Hallandale Beach
    The City of Hallandale Beach along with Hallandale Magnet High School will be collecting canned goods, dry milk and clothing for the people of Haiti. Drop off at any of the three Fire Stations or at Hallandale High School, 720 NW 9th Ave.
  • Panthers Haiti Aid The Florida Panthers will be collecting money, clothing and non-perishable goods before and during their next home games, Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise. The game begins at 7:00 p.m.

Dade County:

  • Spanish Broadcasting System’s four Miami radio stations and its Mega TV Channel 22 are launching a 12-hour fundraising and donation drive on Friday to assist victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday. SBS will
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