Announcements / 08.17.21
Disaster relief efforts

Here, from BroadCorps, is a list of agencies seeking donations for support on the ground in Haiti, Afghanistan, as well as others that work with refugees from these countries around the world. (Broad Institute has not independently verified these agencies.)

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2021 Haiti Earthquake

Charity Navigator, an independent watchdog that evaluates and monitors the programming impact of charitable organizations, has posted a special page with a list of highly-rated charities providing relief and recovery efforts in Haiti.

Lydje Lahens in OSAP is coordinating response efforts in New England, focused on ensuring Haitian-led organizations have the support they need to deliver needed supplies and support. To learn more and if you'd like to offer support, please email Lydje for information on Bridges to Health and the New England Task Force for Haiti, which he co-founded and has activated to help in the current crisis.

Shades@Broad has also identified agencies worth considering:

2021 Crisis in Afghanistan

 

We also want to acknowledge that this may be a difficult time for veterans who were engaged in the conflict in Afghanistan, as well as those who lost a loved one in service to our country. Here is a list from MIT of a wide range of charities, including several that are focused on supporting veterans and their families in the Cambridge area.