"We have partners on the ground who are responding," said Medical Team International President, Bas Vanderzalm. "We'll send a volunteer medical team with emergency medical supplies as soon as we can get a team into the country."
Volunteers Dr. Joseph and wife, Linda Markee, an RN, have already agreed to travel to Haiti to help families in need. The Markees, from Vancouver, Wash., are veteran volunteers for Medical Teams International and served as medical missionaries in Haiti for many years.
Medical Teams International is 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.
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