I firmly believe that part of living a healthy and fit life is Giving Back. What has happened in Haiti is beyond tragic. Can you imagine walking the streets of your hometown, bodies strewn about, trying to find your loved ones, and realizing you have no home to speak of anymore? Haitians are people just like the rest of us – one world. Please help any way you can. The information below is for Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Both very vital organizations that are on the front line providing help now. Check out their website information to see how you can help.
– Doctors Without Borders found two public hospitals in good condition after the powerful earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital, and officials with the group said Wednesday they would begin treating about 500 people who need emergency surgery.
But one of the mission’s directors said the humanitarian group doesn’t have enough medical staff, equipment and medicine to properly care for the injured. The mission has about 800 medical workers in Haiti, but a large number haven’t been located since Tuesday’s quake, Stefano Zannini said.
The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts there after yesterday’s earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life.According to reports, as many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which collapsed government buildings and caused major damage to hospitals in the area. The Red Cross is contributing an initial $1 million from the International Response Fund to support the relief operation, and has opened its warehouse in Panama to provide tarps, mosquito nets and cooking sets for approximately 5,000 families.In addition to Red Cross staff already in Haiti, six disaster management specialists are being deployed to the disaster zone to help coordinate relief efforts. At this time, the American Red Cross is only deploying volunteers specially trained to manage international emergency operations.