Saturday, January 16

New Information on Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

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Discussion: Haitian Professionals Network (HPN) | LinkedIn:

It's such a breath of fresh air to see Haitians mobilizing to go overseas. While I am thanking that God the international community is contributing their efforts as well. I truly want to contribute to the betterment of our island. I would like to however go beyond what the media is portraying as the "only" place that has been affected and go to the outskirts, the areas that have been neglected. Leogane has been deeply affected and I have not heard about doctors and nurses going there. Does anyone know of any doctors or nurses that are willing to go to Leogane and other similar areas? Thank you.

"Some information is starting to come in. Damage goes at least as far south as Jacmel, but to the north damage is not so bad (have heard from people in San Marc who say there is no damage there). However, the effects have spread to those areas indirectly - food has been given and in some cases taken for PauP so they are facing a shortage in food, and people are fleeing PauP to try to get medical help - the hospitals are overflowing all over Haiti and even flooding into D.R. Thus even areas that did not suffer damage are feeling the effects of the quake."

If you are in the NYC area and want to donate EMERGENCY SUPPLIES please email: INFO@YELE.ORG or VICKENSM@GMAIL.COM and tell them where you are located and what you are donating. They will reply back with the nearest drop-off location.
They are in need of blankets, nutrition bars and medical supplies.
Here are the medical supplies that are needed:
Nupercainal Ointment
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Paper Towels
Big Garbage Bags
Large bandages
Handy Wipes
Cotton Balls
Regular and Childrens Tylenol
Blood Pressure Cuffs
Eye Drops
Disposable Adult Diapers
Disposable Baby Diapers
Baby Formula
Burn Cream
Medical Tape
Butterfly Clousures
Butterfly Bandages
Hand Sanitizer( All Sizes)
Children’s Benadryl
Benadryl Cream
Children’s Vitamins
Non-Latex Gloves
Clean Syringes
Scissors(All Sizes)
Disposable Gloves
Hand Soap
Hydrogen Peroxide
Throat Lozenge
Lidocaine Patch
Lidocaine Cream

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