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

The Church of Scientology chartered a jet to ferry about 160 doctors, nurses and other volunteers to Haiti that left JFK Airport in New York this morning to help in the earthquake relief efforts.

A small group of volunteers, including a Haitian-American nurse and a Haitian-American construction worker, met Friday night at the Haitian Embassy in Washington for a midnight bus ride to New York City. They were to join the others for that chartered flight out of JFK International Airport. The Church of Scientology says it has another flight chartered Monday from Tampa. Volunteers at the embassy's makeshift crisis command center were soliciting donations of medical supplies and medicines to be sent to Haiti. The volunteers are also trying to line up physicians and other medical professionals to join the missions to Haiti.