FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Following the earthquake that devastatingly impacted communities throughout Haiti, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a global nonprofit public health organization that addresses the HIV/AIDS epidemic, is collecting critically needed items to support the time sensitive relief efforts.
Working with AHF’s medical team in the country, the organization has charted two planes to take all donated items to Port au Prince, Haiti, where the items will be given directly to healthcare centers within the impacted areas and Haitians living with a critical illness.
Given the increasing critical needs of residents of the affected communities, AHF is continuing to accept donations from the South Florida community throughout at it’s Out of the Closet Thrift Store locations in Wilton Manor and Miami and its main offices in Fort Lauderdale.
Donations will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the following locations:
North Miami City Hall (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
776 NE 125 St. North Miami 33161
Out of the Closet Thrift Store, Wilton Manors (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
2097 Wilton Dr. Wilton Manors 33305
Out of the Closet Thrift Store, Biscayne (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
2400 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 33137
AHF Southern Bureau Office (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
700 SE Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale 33316
Note: All items should be unused and packaged.
1. Toilet Paper
4. Paper Towels
6. Sterno Cooking Candles
7. Plastic Buckets
9. Flashlights and Batteries
10. Baby Formula
11. Canned Meat
12. Baby Food
13. First Aid Items (band aids, antiseptic, etc.)
15. Face masks
The first chartered flight will depart on Thursday, Aug. 19 and the second flight is currently scheduled to depart on Saturday, Aug. 21.