'Canes Help 'Canes

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It is in our nature as humans and as Miami Hurricanes to seek ways to give back.

More than 250 University of Miami students gathered for a day of hurricane relief organized by the Butler Center for Service and Leadership. With the support of the Department of Student Life, Office of the President, Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Government and Community Relations, students fanned out across nine locations throughout South Florida to clean up debris, restock emergency supply warehouses, and provided aid to a community dusting itself off from Hurricane Irma two weeks ago.

“A disaster creates a crisis,” said President Frenk addressing a crowd of volunteers on the Coral Gables campus last Friday morning, “but it also brings out the best of people.”

In the same breath, the president deplored the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma at the university, in the Miami community and in the Caribbean. He noted the psychological importance of “getting back to normal,” while addressing the recent earthquakes in his native Mexico.

It is in our nature as humans and as Miami Hurricanes to seek ways to give back. UM Alumni and friends are encouraged to support in any way they can:

  • Volunteer: South Florida locals can find ways to volunteer their time here.
  • Give to the Red Cross: Make your donation online or at the football game on Saturday.
  • Donate to the United Way: Make your online gift to support Operation Helping Hands.
  • Donate non-perishable foods and basic household supplies at designated bins on campus.


  • Non-perishable foods
  • Baby products
  • Toiletries and feminine hygiene products
  • Household supplies
  • New, packaged undergarments for men, women, and children (all sizes) 

Drop Off Locations

  • Richter Library
  • Herbert Wellness Center
  • Gables One Tower
  • Lennar Foundation Medical Center
  • Whitten University Center 
  • Hecht Residential College
  • Stanford Residential College
  • Mahoney & Pearson Residential Colleges