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More from Miami--Loading supplies onto the ship

Most of the supplies were loaded on in boxes by volunteers.

The Hornbeam, known now as the "Lifeboat to Haiti," is nearly done being loaded and will sail to Port-au-Prince to bring urgent supplies to charities, schools and hospitals.

Cassandra Hepburn--Back in Haiti

A little girl at the orphanage. "Such a beautiful child," Cassandra said. "She adopted me."

Cassandra Hepburn is a Scientology Volunteer Minister, back in Haiti for another round.  She is working at the University of Miami Hospital in Haiti,  checking people in, discharging patients, delivering supplies, filling out forms--the various things an entire staff usually do at a regular hospital is all being done by volunteers in Haiti.  When not there she visits orphanages, delivering food and supplies. Cassandra raves about these beautiful children and how good-natured and loving they are. 

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are loading former US Coast Guard Ship for take-off to Haiti

The former US Coast Guard ship "Hornbeam" at its arrival in Miami on 20 March 2010.

22-24 March 2010: Update on the Hornbeam: Monday afternoon in Miami final preparations for the 1,500- mile trip of the former US Coast Guard Ship were done. Several Scientology Volunteer Ministers helped to load over 170 tons of supplies, including wood-burning stoves donated by the charity of wife of the Haitian Ambassador to the U.S.  Tomorrow an ambulance and a school bus will be loaded on board and the ship will be tugged out to open sea and leave for Haiti.

Update: Representatives of the Miami Haitian Community Award Scientology Volunteer Ministers for Haiti Disaster Relief Effort

Church of Scientology representative, Pat Harney, accepts the key to North Miami Beach and a proclamation from Councilperson John Patrick Julien and Daphne D. Campbell that commends the Volunteer Ministers

A Scientology-sponsored ship is loading up with supplies for Haiti, including wood-burning stoves from the charity founded by the Lola Poisson-Joseph, wife of the Haitian Ambassador to the United States.  The 896-ton Hornbeam, a former U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, is transporting more than 165 tons of cargo to Haiti including an ambulance, a school bus and more than 20,000 Meals Ready to Eat.

Scientology Sponsors “Lifeboat to Haiti” Bringing Supplies and Help for the Next Phase of Disaster Relief

The former US Coast Guard Ship "Hornbeam" will bring about 170 tons of supplies and equipment to Haiti this week.

Scientology-Sponsored Ship Leaves for Haiti with 175 Tons of Supplies, Including Wood-Burning Stoves from Charity of Wife of Haitian Ambassador to the U.S., an Ambulance, School Bus and 20,000+ Meals Ready to EatTwo months after the earthquake in Haiti, with the UN and Haitian government predicting reconstruction will cost $11.5 billion and the rainy season fast approaching, hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless, living in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps with no protection from the elements.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers in the new Haiti Podcast of Kerri Kasem

Hosts and guests of the Kerri Kasem Show #102

Kerri Kasem Show #102 - interviews with several Scientology Volunteer Ministers who have returned from Haiti: Josh (who was working in the Miami Hospital Tent Operating room), Cassandra Hepburn (working in refugee camps and orphanages), Felix Kunze (documenting the scene in Haiti) and others. Kerri has been in Haiti herself and adds her personal observations to the mix.

Listen to it here!

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Veteran Scientology Volunteer Ministers Returning to Haiti

EMT, nurse and Scientology Volunteer Minister: Ayal Lindeman is returning to Haiti this weekend to help coordinate Scientology Volunteer Minister activities with other relief groups.

Scientology-Sponsored Relief Team from Italy Leaves for Haiti

The team of eight Italian disaster specialists sponsored leaving Milan, Italy, this morning.

Milan, Italy - A team of eight Italian disaster specialists sponsored by the International Association of Scientologists arrived in La Romana, Dominican Republic, today, and is moving on to Haiti. Coming from Malpensa Airport in Milan, they took with them 2.7 tons of supplies, including more than 1,300 pounds of medical equipment and tents, 815 pounds of food, and 250 pounds of medicine. 

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