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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.

Photo Log: During last night US Military evacuates more than 100 Haitians in C5 Galaxy Transport

The old woman in this photo was totally exhausted and passed out shortly after I shot it. The little boy was injured in the quake. During the flight, I acted as his guardian.

Photo credits: Scientology Volunteer Ministers/Photographer Brad Kugler

Follow VM Ellen on the ground in Haiti

Ellen (left) getting ready to leave for Haiti. Thursday, 21 January 2010, 10am.

Ellen is a bilingual Scientology Volunteer Minister who just arrived in Haiti late last night with the second of our charter planes that brought 168 medical professionals, logistics and tech professionals and Scientology Volunteer Ministers to Haiti.

She told us that she wants to document her trip and work in Haiti on a blog, straight from Haiti! In view of the regular telecommunications breakdowns that are still occuring in Haiti we are well aware of the challenges she will encounter to keep us all updated.

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