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Daily log: Scientology Volunteer Minister Michaela

All patients of the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince -- including delivering moms -- are being treated on the street until the danger of new earthquakes can be ruled out.

We got up at 5:45am to get ready to go to the hospital. Our ride was a little local  bus with no windows and a very stale smell. After a 45-minute ride we get to the hospital finally, all sweaty and already tired.  But as soon as we get there we find another problem.  All our patients were gone because during the night someone said there was going to be another earthquake and so they just  rolled all the beds away from the building, with the patients in them! It took us a couple of hours to find them and bring them back to one place.

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Scientology Volunteer Ministers delivering supplies to a hospital tent

The Volunteers have done many food distribution trips with military escort. They found that Haitian population is not aggressive but friendly and disciplined, and generally there are no street fights or mobs. In the past days Volunteer Ministers delivered 1.5 crates of Military Rations (MREs) and the equivalent number of water and radios.

Real life stories by Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Haiti

Nicole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Update report from our Scientology Volunteer Ministers on the ground!

Volunteer Minister Mike: has been assigned to a medical team that gives tetanus shots to all the patients at the General Hospital and the field hospitals around Port-au-Prince.

Volunteer Minister Michaela sent us an email giving a glipmse of what it is like there and what she and the other volunteers are doing:

Photo Series: In the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, 23-24 January 2010

Following a report that predicted another earthquake in Haiti, all the patients were evacuated from the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince and were being treated on the street.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers from all over the world continue to arrive in Haiti to do whatever is needed to help the people of this country. Their transport has been made possible by the donations, large and small, of many Scientologists who are members of the International Association of Scientologists.

Photo Series: What are the Scientology Volunteer Ministers doing in Haiti?

On 12 January 2010 a major earthquake destroyed Haiti's already weak infrastructure, killing and injuring hundreds of thousands.

In the past five days the Church of Scientology Volunteer Minister corps has mobilized and safely transported more than 350 rescue and medical professionals and volunteer ministers to Haiti. Donations for tons of food and medicine were raised and the supplies were brought into Haiti for distribution, in coordination with the United Nations. Close to 100 Volunteer Ministers took time off jobs and left their families and the comfort of their homes to help people in Haiti. The following photos cover only a part of the many stories of our Scientology Volunteer Minister.

Ellen reports from the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Scientology Volunteer Minister Ellen arrived in Haiti Thursday night. She reports about her first assignment at the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince.

We landed last night at 1 or 2am. We had to get all our cargo from the airplane ourselves. Literally, I climbed into the cargo pit and was the one throwing the things off the airplane. We made an assembly line to receive it all. We went to the hospital today all day long. I was responsible for the team that went to the hospital and we were there from about 11am to 7pm.

Urgently Needed: Doctors and medical personnel going to Haiti

Straight news out of the Haitian Embassy in Washington, DC: They need doctors to volunteer to go to Haiti!

Photo Series: Orphans at the Port-au-Prince Airport, Haiti

These children lost their parents and are waiting at the airport for a new life in the United States and other countries. Many Americans want to help Haiti by adopting homeless and newly orphaned children.

Many organizations are working miracles to help Haitian orphans find a new home. Administrative scrambles prevent many of these homeless children to leave Haiti. The orphans in these photos are waiting for a ride on the Volunteer Ministers charter plane that is scheduled to deliver over 150 Scientology Volunteer Ministers and medical personnel to Haiti today and return with exhausted medical personnel and refugees.

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