Donations for Haiti

If you are interested in donating needed items to the relief effort in Haiti, please read the following message from Kirk Huslage, who works in Hospital Epidemiology.

**Collections have been suspended due to the immense repsonse from UNC faculty and staff. Hearts with Haiti, MERCI, and Family Health Ministries would like to thank the Hospital and University communities for all of the donations and support.  We collected more than 300 health kits, and numerous sheets, towels, blankets and clothing items to send to Haiti from UNC alone.  We will be distributing our current collections and reevaluating our current needs.  When the need arises again for donations we hope that we can call on this community again for more support. 

Needed items include:

Basic Needs
Wash Clothes
Health Kits*

*A Health Kit contains specific items:
1 hand towel (15” x 25” up to 17” x 27”)
1 wash cloth
1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz and up)
1 toothbrush (single brush only in original wrapper; no child-sized brushes)
1 large tube of toothpaste
6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
All items should be placed inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag. No money, notes, religious or political literature, or other items should be placed in the kits.

All of these items will be sent down to Haiti via two organizations: 

The MERCI mission center (United Methodist Church)
Hearts with Haiti

Both organizations have people on the ground and are ready to mobilize relief. 

Please bring donations to Department of Hospital Epidemiology on the 1st floor of the Main Hospital. If you have questions, email Kirk at

UPDATE, Friday, Jan. 15: Women's Conference Room 4 will be reserved on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 9 - 11 a.m. for the collection of donated items. Please bring items to the conference room during that time.



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