How to Help

The University is coordinating a response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti:

Cash Contributions
West Campus
The Faculty Student Association and the Interfaith Center are coordinating the collection and forwarding cash contributions from members of the University. Collected cash and checks should be sent to the Interfaith Center for deposit into the FSA account. All gifts will go to the American Red Cross, the agency with broadest reach and swiftest delivery. At present, only cash contributions and checks (made out to the American Red Cross) can be accepted. Credit card donations should be made online through the American Red Cross.

East Campus
The Student National Medical Association in conjunction with the students, faculty, and staff of the Health Sciences Center and Stony Brook University Medical Center are accepting cash donations daily from Noon to 1:00 pm in the SBU Medical Center Lobby and Cafeteria Entrances. Those donating $5 or more will receive a commemorative wristband. All proceeds will directly benefit: Aisle St. Vincent de Paul (Haitian Asylum), Operation Hope for Children of Haiti (a non-governmental organization charity), and the Long Island Coalition for Haiti Relief.

Collection Boxes
Collection boxes are available at the following locations for those wishing to contribute by cash or check to Haiti relief. The funds are forwarded immediately to the Red Cross.

Office of the President, Administration 310
Office of the Vice President for Facilities and Services, Administration 221
Office of the Dean of Students, SAC 222
Student Activities Office, SAC 218
Administration Building Food Cart
SAC Dining Food Court
Interfaith Center, Union 201
Faculty Student Association, Union 250
SBU Medical Center Lobby and Cafeteria Entrances

Checks should be made payable to the "American Red Cross" and may be dropped off at the Interfaith Center, Union 201, or mailed to zip 3235.

More ways to help:

  • You can help immediately by texting "HAITI" to "90999" (on your non-state issued personal cell phone) and a donation of $10 will be charged to your cell phone bill and given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

  • Wyclef Jean, a rapper and hip-hop artist from Haiti, urged people to text "Yele" to 501501 (on your non-state issued personal cell phone) to donate $5 toward earthquake relief. Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement inspiring change in Haiti through programs in education, sports, the arts, and the environment.

  • The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747.

  • A broader list of relief organizations is available here.

Stony Brook Cares Campaign
Stony Brook University has been in communication with the United Way and American Red Cross organizations to find a way for members of our university community to donate to Haiti relief efforts through our Stony Brook Cares campaign. University faculty, staff and members of the Faculty Student Association can send financial contributions to be directed to Haitian relief efforts through donations to the following SEFA-affiliated organizations:

United Way of Long Island (SEFA agency code 65-00318, please write "Haitian Relief Fund" after code). Donations will be forwarded to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund.

American Red Cross of Nassau County (SEFA agency code 65-00023, please write "Haiti Red Cross" after code). Donations will be forwarded to the Haiti Relief Fund.

American Red Cross of Suffolk County (SEFA agency code 65-00022, please write "Haiti Red Cross" after code). Donations will be forwarded to the Haiti Relief Fund.

You can download a copy of the form. All pledge forms should be returned to Darschay Harris, Staff Assistant to the Provost, 407 Administration, Stony Brook, NY 11794 -1401 (phone: 632-4360). Donations will be accepted until Friday, February 12, 2010. Visit Stony Brook Cares for more info.