Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
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 “Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund 78511-00-15”. The money collected will be distributed to a reputable agency providing direct support to the victims.
Mail donations to:
The City University of New York
205 East 42 Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10017
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
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. >>
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. >>
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… >>
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…” >>
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…” >>
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. The Hurricane continued over Cuba and then across The Bahamas. It then brought havoc to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. >>
Previous Disaster Relief Efforts
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. >>
On August 27, 2015, the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica was ravaged as tropical storm Erika tore through the island. At least 31 people have been confirmed dead and others are still missing. >>
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal at mid-day local time. This was followed by more than 20 aftershocks in the 4.5 to 6.6 range. >>
Want to Help?
- Donate to The CUNY Campaign
- Give Blood! Find a place to donate blood
- Volunteer to assist with Hurricane Sandy Recovery effort through NYC Service
As opportunities arise we will contact you.
- Volunteer and /or Donate to the Red Cross
- Donate to The Salvation Army
- Volunteer at the NY Food Bank
- Volunteer with Common Cause to Help Voters Affected By Hurricane Sandy