Support for Haitians in New York City

by Migdalia Rivera


There are a slew of great organizations helping Haitians in Haiti. However, it did not just affect the Haitians in Haiti, many residing within New York City have been adversely affected as well. As such, I am happy to announce that NYC has opened the New York Haitian Earthquake Family Resource Center. It is comprised of several agencies, including The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army has been in Haiti since 1950 running 60 community centers, 49 schools and several orphanages and clinics with over 700 staff. They recently distributed 550,000 meals in 4 hours – just one of the many big projects they’ve been coordinating in Haiti; however, your continued help is still needed. It can be provided at www.salvationarmyusa.org, 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by texting  HAITI to 52000 to donate $10.

The Center, with support from The Salvation Army, will include the below noted services.

  • Creole-speaking interpretation services;
  • Assistance with completing Temporary Protected Status applications and other immigration-related assistance;
  • Access to telephones to contact appropriate federal and Haitian officials;
  • Use of computers for consulting a broad range of websites, including New York State’s Registry of New York Citizens in Haiti;
  • Child guardianship and custody services;
  • Legal information; and
  • Grief counseling

Assessments are also being done at the end of a family’s visit to the center to see if there are outstanding needs that could be met in the future. 

Please click HERE to view the google document.

Note, the Center will not take donations of cash or goods.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Kenya F. February 21, 2010 at 12:56 am

My family is from Haiti & thank God that they are all ok but there are MILLIONS of people that need help & assistant. Please show your kindness & support.

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