(PORTLAND, OR Jan 26, 2010) Medical Teams International staff members will return Wednesday Jan. 27 from the disaster scene in Haiti. Marlene Minor, Vice President of Communications, was in Haiti to coordinate media efforts and Matt Turkington, IT Systems Analyst, handled all the communication logistics and technical support to enable doctors and nurses to provide care to patients during our disaster response. The flight will arrive at the Portland International Airport 11:04 a.m. (Delta Airlines, Flight 1065) Both staff members will be available near baggage claim to answer questions at 11:30 a.m.
Please read what Marlene and Matt have experienced during their time in Haiti:
◦Marlene’s stories: http://www.medicalteams.org/sf/home/Haiti_Earthquake/haiti_stories.aspx
◦Matt’s blog: http://www.medicalteams.org/sf/home/Haiti_Earthquake/Haiti_Earthquake_blogs/matt_turkington_blog.aspx
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.