(PORTLAND, OR Jan 12, 2010) Medical Teams International is sending volunteers and aid to Haiti following a 7.0 earthquake.
“We will be sending out a team today or tomorrow, assuming we can fly into the airport.” said Medical Team International President, Bas Vanderzalm. “We are in touch with a number of our partners in Haiti to see how we can help with emergency supplies.”
Volunteers Dr. Joseph and wife, Linda Markee, an RN, have agreed to go to Haiti to help families in need. The Markees, from Vancouver, Wash., are veteran volunteers for Medical Teams International.
Medical Teams International is also accepting cash contributions to send volunteers and supplies. To make an immediate, secure gift, please go to www.medicalteams.org. Or call, 1(800)959-HEAL. Or send your contribution to: P.O. Box 10, Portland, OR 97207-0010.
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.