Haiti Disaster Relief
BRINGING HOPE TO THE PEOPLE OF HAITI
Since the first Volunteer Ministers* arrived in Haiti on Sunday 17 January, they
have become an integral part of the relief efforts — doing whatever is needed to help
the people. In all, VMs have now:
- helped tens of thousands people, including hundreds of orphans
- arranged and delivered over 38,600 pounds of food and medical supplies
- served more than 6,000 meals
- trained close to 150 people on VM tech
Every day, VMs are working in several hospitals in Port-au-Prince and surrounding
areas. At the General Hospital, VMs are routinely assisting medical personnel, giving
assists and delivering meals to the patients with over 900 meals served in the past week
|VMs help transport a patient in need of
One of the VMs at the General Hospital was
assigned as the personal assistant to the Director
of the hospital and has been attending all
coordination meetings with hospital executives
and staff of the International Medical Corps.
Lack of organization in the hospital has been
a major problem and after the VMs briefed the
Director and his Coordinator on the basics of
LRH Admin Tech, they were very interested in
implementing these solutions. Key medical staff were further briefed on basic principles such as the Org Board, flow lines and terminals
and a plan has been drawn up to implement these principles in the hospital. Needless to
say the results were immediately visible in terms of improved operation and efficiency
in the hospital.
At another hospital, called the Miami University Field Hospital, VMs are working the
food distribution lines as well as continuing on a project to put order into the medical
storage facilities. Assists are also being delivered throughout the day, with new people
being trained so that they in turn can help others.
|A VM with a young girl who was helped by the Volunteer Ministers.
VMs are also providing food and
needed medical supplies and treatment
at orphanages and refugee camps in and
around the Port-au-Prince area. One
Volunteer Minister team helped a Haitian
aid organization to re-build an orphanage
that has taken in and fed about 80 orphans to
date. Others have teamed up with military
or aid organization units and are organizing
the distribution of food and medical
supplies across the western part of Haiti.
Volunteer Ministers are now expanding
their organizational and logistics support to
refugee camps outside Port-au-Prince.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers can and are doing something about
the situation in Haiti. The Volunteer Minister relief efforts in Haiti are
being made possible by a grant from the IAS. All Scientologists can
help by making a donation now.
* Data provided by the Volunteer Ministers Unit of the Church of Scientology International.