Operation Helping Hands activated to Help Victims of Haiti Earthquake

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Operation Helping Hands activated to Help Victims of Haiti Earthquake

United Way of Miami-Dade, Miami Herald/Nuevo Herald together with Miami-Dade County, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, and Univision 23 launch Haiti Relief Fund

MIAMI (August 14, 2021)United Way of Miami-Dade and Miami Herald/Nuevo Herald have activated Operation Helping Hands to help victims of this earthquake. Our South Florida community is saddened by the news of the devastating 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti early this morning. This is the largest earthquake to hit Haiti since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the country in January 2010. Initial reports indicate mass damage to building structures and reports of loss of life.

United Way of Miami-Dade will work with our local Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Miami-Dade County and nonprofits in the affected areas to support both immediate and long-term recovery needs. We are collaborating with our partners to coordinate response efforts, assess the needs and advise on the deployment of recovery and relief resources to the island nation.

One hundred percent of funds raised through Operation Helping Hands will go directly to help the people affected by the earthquake in Haiti and other affected areas. To support and assist affected families with the needs created by this tragedy, donations can be made to Operation Helping Hands. Monetary donations will go directly to help the people of Haiti through non-profit organizations working on the ground. Funds raised will be used to purchase relief items and services needed in Haiti and affected areas during this time of crisis.

To make a donation you can:

  1. Visit https://unitedwaymiami.org/
  2. Call 1-800-226-3320

About Operation Helping Hands
Operation Helping Hands (OHH) is a partnership between United Way of Miami-Dade and Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald that was created in 1998 in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes Mitch and Georges, to provide the people of South Florida a way to help those involved in emergency situations. OHH has been reactivated several times since to help Floridians extend a helping hand to those hit by natural disaster, pandemic and humanitarian crisis; and is responsible for raising and distributing over $40,000,000 in emergency relief funds collected through donations and/or fiduciary designation of United Way of Miami-Dade for processing and deploying.

About United Way of Miami-Dade
Since 1924, United Way of Miami-Dade has been an innovative force in the community, successfully responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. Today our work is focused on education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good life. We invest in quality programs, advocate for better policies, engage people in the community and generate resources. To learn more, give, advocate or volunteer, visit unitedwaymiami.org, facebook.com/UnitedWayMiami, twitter.com/UnitedWayMiami or instagram/UnitedWayMiami.