Praise God the helicopters from the DR (Domincan Republic) were able to do what was intended on Saturday. The first flight in saw thousands of people waiting at the missions site for the much needed food and water. One helicopter was able to make 3 trips.
Today's plan, by God's grace, is to unpack a couple trucks that are already there and then to see how much more food and water can be brought in via ground transportation.
The people are already having huge bumps on their skins and swollen feet from being in the water. Attached is a list that was put together by Dr. Roberts, Christ Covenant, NC, after seeing patients from the Gonaives area from Hurricane Jean in 2004. Some are over-the counter meds that you can begin to collect.
Clothing is also needed which many of you are already collecting.
We will let you know when we have secured a shipping container to send the clothes and medicines to Haiti. Until then, would you please continue to collect these items and store them at your facilities? As you can imagine, we have only limited space for storage right now.
Thank you again for praying for the people in Haiti and partnering with us in meeting such an urgent need. Funds are still very much needed to help many find housing and just to get some basic necessities after losing everything. Please consider sending your donations to:
c/o Haiti Hurricane Relief
13651 S. Biscayne River Drive
Miami, FL 33161