NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – NYPD joins the effort to send aid to Haiti, after the country was rocked by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Saturday.
At least 724 people have been confirmed dead and thousands more have been injured.
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The NYPD said all districts will collect medical supplies, personal hygiene items, non-perishable foods, bottled water and clothing for those in need.
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You can now donate to any NYPD station to help with earthquake relief efforts.
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CBS2’s Cory James spoke to a Brooklyn woman whose 88-year-old aunt Lola was killed in the earthquake on Saturday.
“She was cooking in the back of the house at the time, so the house fell on her. She did not succeed, ”said Hélène Pierre.
New York City Councilor Farah Louis said she is working with people in Haiti to help those here find their missing loved ones.
“We are doing due diligence to contact people from other cities and other communities to go to where the earthquake happened to see if they can find people for us,” a she declared.
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She said her office also provides bereavement counseling and accepts donations of water, PPE and medical supplies. Donations can be deposited at the Haitian American Caucus, CapraCare and Brooklyn Commons.