As many of you are aware, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti on Saturday, August 14. With a significant number of our Haitian community members with loved ones back home, we sincerely pray for everyone who has been touched by this tragedy. We, the members of the Medgar Evers College family, extend our wishes of healing to those who are struggling with the pain of uncertainty and deep loss. We remain hopeful for brighter days ahead for our Haitian brothers and sisters.
Medgar Evers College, in partnership with U.S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis, and other elected officials, is hosting a supply drive to support the earthquake victims. If you wish to contribute to the relief efforts, a variety of medical, personal hygiene, and baby supplies are needed. A drop-off location has been established in the Medgar Evers College gymnasium at 231 Crown Street, where donations are accepted weekdays, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. There are other drop-off locations throughout Brooklyn and Queens. For more information, visit council.nyc.gov/farah-louis/haiti-earthquake-resources.
In addition to these efforts, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is directing donors to several relief organizations. Visit www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/initiatives/nyc-stands-with-haiti.page to learn more and donate.