UNIVEN Hosting Donation Boxes for Venezuela

UNIVEN students pose for a picture at a community event.
By UM News

UNIVEN students pose for a picture at a community event.

UNIVEN Hosting Donation Boxes for Venezuela

By UM News
The University of Miami student organization, UNIVEN, is collecting donations to send to those in need in Venezuela.

UNIVEN, the Venezuelan student organization at the University of Miami, is collecting donated goods for those suffering in this period of political unrest in Venezuela.

Following a recent decision that overruled the power of the legislative branch, the Venezuelan opposition has encouraged citizens to take to the streets in protest against the ruling party. Many of these Venezuelans are being oppressed, attacked, arrested and even killed by government forces.

Ana Chacin, Secretary of UNIVEN, still has family and friends in Venezuela and wants to do everything she can to help the cause.

“We decided to take this on because it was the least we could do to help our fellow Venezuelans. The people who are fighting for our rights and democracy are our age, and they are fighting for the future of the country that we would like to one-day return to.”

Chacin is just one of those at UM who are being effected and hopes that the donations will help those in need.

UNIVEN is collecting and donating money and medical supplies to support those being affected in Venezuela. Donations will be accepted from April 26 through May 11.

To donate medicines, stop by the Ashe Administration building, suite 123 or the Whitten University Center information desk and place donations in the drop off box, identified with the UNIVEN logo and the Venezuelan flag.

UNIVEN has also set up a GoFundMe page for dollar donations.

Below are recommended items to donate:

  • Eye drops
  • Neosporin
  • Triple antibiotic
  • Adhesive
  • Maalox
  • Bandages
  • Ambu CPR Rescue Mask
  • Disposable masks for chemicals
  • Ibuprofen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Latex free gloves
  • Alovent