(PORTLAND, OR Jan 22, 2010) Dr. Todd Ulmer, a volunteer orthopedic surgeon from Portland, Ore. and other relief workers return to Portland this evening from the earthquake disaster in Haiti. They will be available for interviews on arrival.
The relief team is returning on an airplane generously provided by Howard Hedinger, the CEO of American Industries in Portland. Hedinger’s plane has transported aid workers and medical supplies into Port-au-Prince almost daily for the past week.A representative from Medical Teams International will also be at the scene for questioning.
Medical Teams International’s Work:
Yesterday, Medical Teams International airlifted medicines and medical supplies valued at $1.2 million. These supplies will treat 45,500 people for three months. On Friday, January 22, they sent four more volunteer nurses and another physician bring the total number of volunteers in Haiti to 31. They will continue to send additional volunteers - most likely for months to come.
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A representative from Global Aviation will be at the gate to enable media representatives to enter.
If you arrive at the gate and need assistance, please contact:
Flo Newton, President of Global Aviation
Since 1979, Medical Teams International has shipped more than $1.3 billion in antibiotics, surgical kits and lifesaving medicines to care for 45 million people in 100 countries around the world. More than 2,600 volunteers meet the needs of people worldwide each year. Donations can be made by calling (503) 624-1000 or by logging on to www.medicalteams.org.