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.
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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
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. . >>
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. >>
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