Jan 28 2010
Medical Aid to Haiti (MATH) – Response to the Devastation
Posted in: Updates
Medical Aid to Haiti (MATH), is responding to the devastation in Haiti by sending medical supplies, funds and personnel to the earthquake ravaged area. MATH has made an initial allocation of $10,000 for medications and medical supplies. Last Saturday nearly 40 volunteers gathered at St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford, CT to prepare and pack the supplies, which will be shipped to Port-au-Prince on Thursday, January 28th. These supplies are destined for Notre Dame de Lourdes Hospital in Port-au-Prince, the site from which our mobile medical clinic operates. A physician from MATH’s Medical Committee, as well as personnel from other organizations, will accompany the supplies to the hospital. Additionally, MATH will sponsor multiple medical missions this year with the first group scheduled to leave mid-February. At that time, MATH representatives will also be in Haiti to secure the operation of the mobile clinic and to ensure the effectiveness of our relief efforts.
MATH is not a relief organization, but given the catastrophic situation in Haiti, we have to react and send resources where and when appropriate. Our commitment to funding a permanently operating, Haitian staffed mobile medical clinic is stronger, and more necessary, than ever. Our next priority is to raise $50,000 to purchase a 4WD vehicle for the mobile clinic. As Haiti’s tragedy and desperation fades from the headlines, their needs will continue for many years and our mission to “help Haitians heal Haitians” could not be more prudent.
Medical Aid to Haiti, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization.