Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to assist in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

CUNY has established a fund for charitable donations to assist Haiti in the aftermath of the tragedy. Tax-deductible donations can be made via check or money order payable to CUNY Research  Foundation with memo indicating “Disaster Relief Fund 78511-00-15”. The money collected will be distributed to a reputable agency providing direct support to the victims.

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Roberta Nord
The City University of New York
205 East 42 Street, 9th floor
New York, NY  10017

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Reflections of the Storm by David Rodberg

CUNY has a long standing history of sponsoring and conducting activities in support of national and international communities affected by natural disasters.The University is committed to addressing disaster relief situations by raising awareness, implementing service projects and raising funds to assist people affected by natural disasters.There are Campus Relief Coordinators at each CUNY College, who work with student, local community and world-wide relief organizations in the areas of emergency preparedness and assistance.

Statements from the Chancellor

Statement from Chancellor James Milliken on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew

Many CUNY students, faculty and staff are mourning and in shock in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which killed more than 1,000 people as it carved a path of devastation across the Caribbean, including Haiti, and the southern United States. >>

Chancellor’s memo to College Presidents and Deans on Japan & Ecuador Earthquakes

As you know, the earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador have caused severe damages to both countries, leaving many hundreds dead, injured, or displaced. Many of our students and some of our faculty and staff are from or trace ancestry to Japan and Ecuador and have family members in the affected areas. >>

CUNY Chancellor Kelly on Typhoon Haiyan

Responding to the horrific devastation in the Philippines, Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly has announced the establishment of a University-wide relief effort to assist the victims and others affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which has left many thousands dead, injured and displaced and areas of the country destroyed in likely its worst natural disaster. >>

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Chancellor Goldstein Announces CUNY Community Hurricane Sandy Relief Council

The City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced today that he has established a CUNY Community Hurricane Sandy Relief Council to help coordinate funding and volunteer activities to assist members of the CUNY Community – students, faculty and staff — who suffered personal loss and property damage as a result of the storm. >>

Statement from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, The City University of New York, on the earthquake in Turkey 2011

All of us at The City University of New York were saddened to learn of the devastating effects of Sunday’s powerful earthquake in Turkey.  On behalf of CUNY, I offer deepest condolences to the residents of eastern Turkey, as well as… >>

Chancellor’s Statement: Earthquake in Chile and CUNY’s Relief Efforts

March 1, 2010   “We are deeply saddened by the tragic impact of the devastating earthquake in Chile. Our heartfelt prayers are very much with all Chileans everywhere, including CUNY students, faculty, staff…” >>

Chancellor’s Statement: Earthquake in Haiti and CUNY’s Relief Efforts

January 14, 2010  “…Many of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni trace their ancestry to Haiti and may have family members, friends, and colleagues in the affected areas…” >>

Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane when it struck Texas and the Gulf of Mexico on August 25-30.  Wind gusts from Harvey reached 100mph.

Hurricane Irma is the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record.  The storm spent three days as a Category 5.  Winds topped 185 mph, the strongest ever recorded.  This led to the largest evacuation in history.

Previous Disaster Relief Efforts

Hurricane Matthew – Haiti

Haiti was still recovering from a 2010 hurricane which caused mass destruction when Hurricane Matthew made landfall on October 4, 2016 as a Category 4.  . >>

Earthquakes in Ecuador & Japan

On Saturday, April 16th, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off of Ecuador’s central coast killing 413 people and injuring at least 2,527. On Friday, April 15th, 2016, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of the city Kumamoto in Japan with 48 confirmed fatalities and at least 1,500 people injured. >>

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