EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Additional Project Medishare trauma teams arrive in Haiti

Posted in: Haiti Info ♦ Thursday, January 14th, 2010, 1:08 pm ♦ 2 Comments

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Haitian First Lady Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour, President Rene Preval and Barth Green, M.D., professor and chairman of the Miller School’s Department of Neurological Surgery, discuss the earthquake relief efforts in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By Jennifer Browning

Driving up toward the Hotel Villa Creole in Pétionville this morning, the Project Medishare team encountered streets full of people sleeping outside. The dead and injured were everywhere.

Project Medishare Executive Director Ellen Powers describe the scene as apocalyptic.

Powers reported that there are makeshift hospitals set up everywhere. Hotel Villa Creole has one outside their doors.

Three additional Project Medishare teams arrived in Port-au-Prince this morning. The teams will be divided and set up at the General Hospital, Hospital Universitaire de la Paix, and the Hotel Villa Creole to administer aid and trauma care.

Powers said that while there was a need for medical supplies that logistically getting these supplies into the streets of Port-au-Prince are nearly impossible right now.

Powers is asking that donors do not send supplies right now, but to send money so that Project Medishare teams may purchase supplies.

Please support Project Medishare in our task to help in Haiti. We are asking supporters of Haiti to donate to the Earthquake Relief Fund so that our medical teams can purchase necessary supplies.

It doesn’t matter what amount you can give–$5, $10, $25, $50 or more. Every little bit counts, and every little bit will be used towards alleviating the pain of those affected by this horrible tragedy.Click here to donate to Project Medishare’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Those who prefer to send a check to Project Medishare’s Earthquake Relief Fund, may send it to the following address:

Project Medishare,
8260 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33138

We will continue to give updates as we receive them. Thank you to all who have donated. Your comments, thoughts, prayers and support means the world to those medical teams on the ground and to the Haitian people being helped right now.

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2 Responses to “EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Additional Project Medishare trauma teams arrive in Haiti”

  1. Posted by: Solomon Carter
    January 17th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    ATLANTA PILOTS NEED HELP TO GET TO HAITI PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    We are Pilots from Atlanta who have helicopters that need fuel and supplies need to be paid for and also need to lease another two helicopters (though i’m sure someone would donate them temporarily if they knew what we were trying to do). We are law enforcement officers current or former and CAN NOT FIND CONTACTS TO HELP US with funds to get to Haiti to assist.

    We have a contact in the DR with helicopters just sitting there because they need basic maint. and fuel but otherwise, very sound and READY TO FLY SEARCH AND RESCUE/DROP RELIEF MISSIONS/Doctors etc…!

    TIME IS AGAINST US.. PLEASE HELP!

  2. Posted by: Solomon Carter
    January 17th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    UPDATE! HERE ARE 2 EMAILS COMBINED ONE OF MY TEAM MEMBERS JUST RECEIVED!

    “URGENT - When you get those choppers up in the air, can you work with us?

    Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti has only received FOUR
    patients by airlift so far. People are dying in the streets. We have a
    full-service hospital with two ORs, a trauma team and an orthopaedic team
    standing on the ground waiting for patients! They can land helicopters as
    they did ONE yesterday - we have an ambulance - we are ready - we do NOT
    need to be contacted in advance. I IMPLORE your help with this!! You can help get
    the patients to us - it would be HUGE!

    One chopper came from TAHOMA (US Navy vessel) yesterday with four patients. A second chopper with six patients plus newborn infant were on the way and the chopper developed a hydraulic leak and had to return to the vessel. No other choppers have arrived. It is almost 11:00 AM - time is WASTING!! We can take any kind of chopper from any organization.

    Please start airlifting patients to us! We have two operating rooms and surgeons set up to run 24 hours a day - WE JUST NEED THE PATIENTS. An orthopaedic team and a trauma team are at the hospital standing by NOW waiting for patients! Resources are being wasted and people are dying while surgeons are waiting! Please get patients airlifted in NOW!

    Carol Fipp
    Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti

    I’m awaiting funds to get the helicopters leased fueled, get the necessary equipment with my pilots and LEAVE IMMEDIATLY! Solomon 4048865041

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