Today we learned that there are 6 “hospitals” setup in the Port-au-Prince area. The Mission of Hope hospital is “Hospital #3” and Hill Country Bible Church will lead the medical team efforts for at least a 3 month course. Many medical teams are landing in the city with no direct plan or facility to work with. The Mission of Hope has become a landing ground for many of these teams making our current need for medical volunteers not as urgent. Tomorrow a meeting will be held to chart out future needs for the facility. If you are interested in volunteering, please register with Hill Country Bible Church on their website: www.hcbc.com, under Haiti Earthquake Relief.
We also learned that the Mission of Hope is distributing 500,000 meals per day. This is 2-3 times the amount that the United Nations is delivering. Because the MOH is staffed with about 160 Haitians (with only 7 Americans staffers), with supply channel relationships, they are able to receive and deliver food much easier than other organizations. This is phenomenal!
Hill Country Bible Church also received confirmation that the 22 tons of medical supplies that the Central Texas community collected are on their way to Haiti. They should arrive Thursday! Words cannot adequately express our gratitude to the medical community, church community and private individuals for your speedy generosity! Again, right now, we do not need any other medical supplies beyond the list from the last post.
We learned that our medical team saved the life of a mother and her baby today! We cannot wait to hear more about their day.