FedEx Shipment Leaving Direct Relief International Today for Haiti
FedEx is picking up the shipment at Direct Relief this afternoon, which will be processed in Los Angeles and depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) tonight. The delivery is scheduled to arrive to Partners in Health (PIH) in Port-Au-Prince on Monday.
PIH has been providing medical care to the people of Haiti for 20 years through its eight facilities throughout the country. Direct Relief has communicated with PIH daily since Tuesday's earthquake, and will continue to work with them to deliver the medicine and supplies they need.
Incident: 7.0-magnitude earthquake epicentered off Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, hits January 12, 2010.
Damage: Most of Port-au-Prince destroyed, including buildings and infrastructure.
Human Cost: Deaths estimated in the tens of thousands; rescue efforts for trapped and injured continue.
Direct Relief Response: $2 million in aid being airlifted via FedEx this week, in addition to the two shipping containers of medical material aid previously sent to Port-au-Prince.