First flight of Scientology Volunteer Ministers landing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 17 January 2010Submitted by csinet on Tue, 2010-01-19 20:00
Over 130 doctors and medical personnel and Scientology Volunteer Ministers landed in Haiti on 17 January 2010 to help the Haitian population after a severe earth quake on 12 January 2010 left their country in ruin. The flight was organized and funded by the Church of Scientology and also brought over 5 tons of medical supplies and very much needed water and food. This is amateur footage of one of people on the flight and shows part of the area around Port-au-Prince.
Photo series: Puerto Rican Scientology Volunteer Minister made it to Port-au-Prince tonight. The VMs drove their van, with thousands of bottles of water and a huge VM tent, through the Domenican Republic this morning and trucked safely into Haiti.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers work together with the Hispanic Community in Nashville and ‘Haiti Needs You’ to collect items such as clothing, diapers for children and even formula.
Many Haitians have lost everything in the disaster and so items such as these are very much needed on the ground.The Church of Scientology Celebrity Center is one of five drop-off sites for donations.
A group of our Volunteer Ministers is active in a hospital at the Haitian border to the Dominican Republic. One volunteer just sent in this report about a young girl they helped at a the hospital:
"She is here with broken pelvis and two broken legs. This is her father beside her. Her mom died in her house in the quake. She is only 14. Her sister is in another hospital in Port au Prince somewhere."
More doctors are needed in Haiti. You can help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
An up-to-date on the ground assessment was done in Haiti. Based on this the most important and urgent needs were isolated.
VOLUNTEER MINISTERS AND VOLUNTEERS WITH THE FOLLOWING SKILLS OR DISASTER AREA EXPERIENCE:
- Search and Rescue experience- Anybody with skills in setting up communication lines - Coordination skills - Crowd control skills
MATERIALS THAT ARE MOST URGENTLY NEEDED:
As during any rescue effort there are personal stories of blood and misery but sometimes there is good news.
We just received news from Port-au-Prince that Scientology Volunteer Minister, Karen, is teamed up with an obstetrician and "delivered a baby girl about an hour ago. Mother named her 'my love'."
Please help to give "My Love" a future!
The Church of Scientology of Miami trained a team of Haitian nationals in disaster response techniques, and helped arrange their transportation to Haiti where they will join with the Scientology Volunteer Ministers team in Port-au-Prince to provide help to victims of the Haiti earthquake.