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EARTHQUAKE RELIEF MISSION - FIELD UPDATE

Leogane, HaitiMonday, February 1, 2010 - Our team continues to be lean and efficient in Haiti. They delivered quality service to a town near Croix Des Bouquets today. They treated many infected wounds and lots of patients that suffer from Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD). All together, they saw 607 patients. As one of our Medical Director said: “everybody is traumatized here: kids and adults, it is tough but they try to be resilient. THANK GOD we have a very dynamic, harmonious and hard working team”. At 9:38 PM, they were still working on getting tomorrow’s clinic organized. That acute sense of organization is the key contributing factor to such a large number of patients being seen in one day by only 16 Medical Practitioners. The plan is to go to Leogane on 02/02/2010. Since the GCF camp is in Croix Des Bouquets, logistics will be tough and the team is prepared and equipped to face a rough day. May the God’s abundant blessings be with them.

NEXT MISSION:
Here in the United States, we continue to organize and coordinate the remaining 3 missions. Traveling arrangements were finalized today for the team that will be leaving on 02/06. We are mapping out the logistics for team members to come to Florida from various states such as California, Pennsylvania, New York , Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New Jersey. This week’s mission will be special. It will include two structural engineers who will head to Les Cayes for school building inspections. Parents in Les Cayes are still reluctant to sending their children to school. They remain uncertain of the buildings’ stability and would rather be safe than sorry. The Structural Engineers are being sent as a direct response to pressing requests from various residents in Les Cayes.

SUPPLIES:
As of today, we have received 40 boxes of supplies ranging from intravenous antibiotics and other antibiotics requested by our volunteers. We have also received cases of gloves, wound care supplies, beta dine, surgical supplies and much more that we have not yet accounted for. We expect another 60 boxes of supplies to be shipped to us by Wednesday. We will be working with the local officials to see how they can assist us in shipping the supplies in time for our next mission.

All this would never be possible without your support and your vote of confidence for the Gaskov Clerge Foundation. It is our duty to participate in the relief effort and we thank you, our supporters, for giving us the ability to be a part of the solution.

GCF Earthquake Relief Committee


 


 

 

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