NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As news spreads about yet another devastating earthquake in Haiti, people near and far are wondering how to help.
New York City officials have organized several donation drives and are offering mental health services for Haitian Americans impacted here at home.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office is collecting monetary donations here.
The mayor also said mobile counseling units will be stationed at Haitian American Council Training Center and Evangelical Crusade Christian Church this weekend in Brooklyn.
You can also call 888-NYC-WELL and speak with someone in Haitian Creole.
The Ayfa Foundation is also raising money for relief.
The people of #Haiti need our help!
You can now bring donations to any NYPD station house to help in the earthquake relief effort.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 16, 2021
The NYPD is collecting medical supplies, personal hygiene items, non-perishable food, baby food and flashlights at its precincts.
New York State Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte is collecting donations in Flatbush, as well.
Residents and organizations in Newark wanting to help with relief efforts can bring canned goods and new clothes to Family Manor, located at 795 Sanford Avenue, in Newark, beginning on Saturday, August 21, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Monday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.