A group of medical professionals from Louisville will travel to Haiti Sunday to help with earthquake relief efforts.
A medical mission team from the Kentucky Baptist Convention returned from Haiti last night. Ten members of the team arrived last Monday and worked a few days in tent cities set-up for displaced victims of the country’s earthquake. Then they moved in to Port-au-Prince to help at a medical clinic there. Chaplain Butch Vernon says […]
A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon from Louisville will finish a nearly two-week stay this Friday in Haiti, where he’s been treating people injured in the January 12 earthquake. Dr. Josh Meier (at left in photo) has been in the country since January 30, spending much on his time treating patients at Sacred Heart Hospital in Port au […]
A group of Louisville artists will have a silent auction at a local gallery tomorrow to raise money to send medical equipment to Haiti. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The artists are part of Burners Without Borders, a relief group that grew out of people who attend Burning Man, a festival in Idaho that focuses […]
A Louisville-based non-profit group shipped a forty-foot container of medical supplies to Haiti this morning. Supplies Over Seas Director Allen Montgomery says his group coordinated with the organization Food For the Poor in Haiti to determine the biggest medical needs right now in the earthquake stricken country. “You’ll see things like crutches, orthopedic supplies, you’ll […]
A pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Kosair Children’s Hospital is going to Haiti to help out with the relief effort there. Dr. Josh Meier is joining a medical mission team from a Memphis hospital, and is one of two pediatric orthopedic surgeons on the team. Meier says they plan to leave for Haiti on Saturday. “We […]
The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing has set up an airfield at a vacant airport in the Dominican Republic, to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht says the Dominicans have been welcoming and accommodating, but there have been some minor challenges. “It is an area that’s not used […]
A team of Louisville doctors is planning to leave for Haiti this week. Norton orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Zack Stearns has been abroad several times on mission trips to Jamaica, Ghana and Guatemala, though he says he’s never been to the scene of a catastrophe like he’ll see in Haiti. Stearns says he was contacted by […]
A Louisville charity has received a funding boost to send water filters to earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
Three Haitians living in Louisville who planned to fly to Port-Au-Prince Thursday are changing their plans.