Get Involved – Help Haiti

By Solange Reyner

You’ve already heard about the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th. Now, you can get in on helping out. There are plenty of ways to do it. We’ve listed some here.

  • Connect

Give Haitians in South Florida a chance to see their loved ones in Haiti via video teleconference. The Miami Dolphins have partnered with the University of Miami Global Institute and Project Medishare to start the initiative. Funds can be donated online at or The team is pledging to match every dollar donated with a two dollar contribution of its own.

  • Heroes

Haitian native and “Heroes” cast member Jimmy Jean-Louisis is still waiting to hear word on what’s happened to his parents. He’s collecting donations for his foundation, Hollywood Unites For Haiti, on his website. Click here to help.

  • Donate via text

There’s a few places to reach out to. Donate $5 to singer Wyclef Jean’s Yele foundation by texting YELE to 501501. If you want to give more, click here to access his website. You can also give money to the Red Cross by texting “Haiti” to 90999. Call in to 1-800-REDCROSS if you want to donate more or click here for the website.

  • Doctors Without Borders

They’re sending help, and need it, too. Help by donating with a debit or credit card here.

  • Operation Helping Hands

UM Doctors are already helping victims, and UM is asking for donations to United Way’s Operation Helping Hands. You can do so by clicking here.

  • Fire Stations

All City of Miami Fire Stations are accepting donations of water and canned food from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Click here for locations.


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