If your organization has collected donations of medical supplies, food, clothes and protection for the upcoming rainy season, you might wonder how to get it into Haiti and distributed to the intended recipients. The majority of the injured and now homeless Haitian population is living in and around Port-au-Prince. There are several ways to get help into the area:
3 February 2010: NBC followed and interviewed our Scientology Volunteer Ministers Nicole and Josh in Haiti.
We received a reader's letter from Julie, a Scientology Volunteer Minister, who just returned to Haiti where she volunteered for nine days in the Scientology Disaster Response Team. Julia had left the US at a moment's notice with her kids and their friends. She writes: I just got back from nine days in Haiti. People have asked me what it was like but truly it is so hard to put into words!
Scientology Volunteer Ministers arranged for and distributed more than 3,200 meals in the past two weeks. They distribute this food in the poorest areas around Port Au Prince. The 82nd Airborne in Haiti provides much-needed security.
Karen Farrell is a midwife and a Scientology Volunteer Minister who lives in New England. When she heard about the Haiti earthquake on January 12, her first thought was that she needed to help. Four days later she was in Port-au-Prince with the medical and disaster relief team of doctors and nurses from the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad, paramedics and Volunteer Ministers who boarded a flight in New York on January 16, chartered by the Church of Scientology to take medical personnel and supplies to Haiti.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers are serving in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, providing skilled logistical support to aid the earthquake recovery. Supported by individuals and groups in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and elsewhere, Volunteer Ministers provide organizational support to medical teams, enabling the doctors and nurses to treat the injured.
Dr. Phil Show of 26 January 2010: Interview with doctors of the University of Miami hospital tent in Port au Prince, Haiti. The helpers working with the patients (in the yellow shirts) are Scientology Volunteer Ministers.