How to help those in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew

MIAMI (WSVN) - Here in South Florida, many Haitian Americans are thinking of their loved ones back in Haiti and praying for their homeland, a place still recovering from the deadly earthquake that hit six years ago.

Thankfully, humanitarian organizations began mobilizing to step in as soon as the storm passed.

Click on one of the links below provided by relief organizations to donate to those in need in Haiti:

How to Help Haiti Locally:

1. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. 

  • The Archdiocese of Miami’s Catholic Charities is accepting donations for those affected by Hurricane Matthew.  To donate online, visit www.ccadm.org  and click on the “Donate” tab. Then, under the supporting box select “Disaster Relief – Hurricane Matthew.”
  • To donate by check, please mail to:
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami
    1505 NE 26th Street
    Wilton Manors, FL 33305
  • Mark checks with “Disaster Relief – Hurricane Matthew”

2. United Way of Miami-Dade and The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald

  • Operation Helping Hands
  • One hundred percent of funds raised will go directly to help people affected by Hurricane Matthew. To donate, please visit www.unitedwaymiami.org/ohh, call 305-643-2501
  • To donate by check, please mail to:
    Operation Helping Hands, c/o United Way of Miami-Dade
    P.O. Box #459007
    Miami, Florida 33245-9007

3. Sow a Seed 

  • Sow a Seed is collecting donations for Haiti at two drop-off locations in Miami
  • Feel free to drop off drinking water, nonperishable food such as canned beans, tents/tarps, flashlights, blankets, towels, clothes, shoes, sheets, toilet paper, feminine pads, baby formula, diapers, baby bottles, Pedialite, Aspirin/Ibuprofen, cold medicine, diarrhea medicine, Insulin
  • Drop off locations: USL (Miami FC) 4141 NW 36 Ave., Miami, and Print Giants, 155 NE 73 St., Miami 
  • Please place these items in boxes with the label “USL/Donate Haiti/SAS”

4. City of Miami Fire Rescue Dept. 

  • Fire rescue stations across Miami are accepting donations for the victims in Haiti
  • Feel free to drop off drinking water, nonperishable food such as canned beans, tents/tarps, flashlights, blankets, towels, clothes, shoes, sheets, toilet paper, feminine pads, baby formula, diapers, baby bottles, Pedialite, Aspirin/Ibuprofen, cold medicine, diarrhea medicine, Insulin, etc.

National Organizations helping Haiti

1.  The Salvation Army

  • Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund
  • To donate by check, please mail to:
    Salvation Army World Service Office
    Hurricane Matthew Relief
    P.O. Box 418558
    Boston, MA 02241-8558
    Mark checks with “Hurricane Matthew”
  • To donate by phone, please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

2. UNICEF

3. World Vision

4. Food For The Poor 

5. MercyCorps

6. The Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, CARE

7. Catholic Relief Services

8. Operation Blessing International

9. Man Do Do

10. Beacon of Hope

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