We are writing to you with a special appeal for Haiti — asking you to help us right away to send a group of young physicians to provide desperately-needed emergency medical services in Haiti.
A group of the recent US graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine is ready to go and provide vitally needed medical attention to victims of the earthquake.
More than 300 Cuban doctors have been in Haiti for more than ten years now — working in areas of Haiti that have no other access to healthcare. In addition, Cuba has also trained 400 young Haitian doctors who are now on the ground responding to this crisis.
Since the earthquake, the Cuban doctors have been working around the clock. They have set up three operating rooms that are in service 24/7, performing hundreds of surgeries per day.
The US graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine are eager to do whatever they can to help in Haiti. They are prepared to spend several weeks working alongside the Cuban medical team saving lives.
These dedicated and skilled young doctors are ready to serve. They received their MD degrees in Cuba, and they are uniquely prepared for the multiple challenges of this urgent mission. We will send them with backpacks full of medicines and supplies.
We just have to raise the funds to get them there. Can you help us to do that? You can make a contribution yourself, or take up a collection in your community. ANY AMOUNT you send will help.
You can make a credit card donation by calling IFCO at 212-926-5757 or by clicking on the purple "donate now" button on our home page - write in IFCO/Haiti Medical Service Project in the space for "on behalf of". You can also mail a check to the IFCO/Haiti Medical Service Project 418 West 145th Street, New York NY 10031.
We are asking for your support for this extraordinary example of international cooperation and solidarity.
We desperately hope that you will help support this unprecedented opportunity for four nations —the US, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti — to work together in solidarity with the Haitian people.
You are a valuable and indispensable part of this work. Please send your generous donation today!
The need for medical assistance in Haiti is critical right now. Our partners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic stand ready to deliver medical aid and the doctors into Haiti as soon as they arrive. They know how dire the situation is because they have been traveling over the border since the earthquake to deliver what they can.
Your contribution will be carried on the backs of young doctors prepared to heal the sick and wounded in Haiti. Your gift will make a huge difference in alleviating the pain and suffering of thousands of Haitian people.
Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr.
p.s. Please see the enclosed list of specialized medicines and medical supplies which will be essential for the direct service our doctors will be giving to the Haitian people.
Please consider transferring your frequent flier miles for volunteers travel!
Anti allergy medication
Anti diarrhea medication
Anti flu medication
Anti Malarial (Malaron)
Pediatric Neomycin cream
Penicillin and Procaine
Anti bacterial gels
Anti fungal cream
Aspirators for babies
Bars of soap
Blood pressure cuffs
Disposable head caps
Heavy duty boots
Pens and pencils
Tea Light candles & quality batteries (AA&D)
Brand new under wear -adult (small & med.) and children sizes
Toothpaste and tooth brushes.
SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR NON-USA CITIZENS:
Dear fellow admirer of the work of the Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent,
The Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, Her Excellency, Ms. Teresita Trujillo,
advises today that an account has been established in Havana by the Cuban
Government to receive international donations from people wishing to support
the work of the Cuban medical brigades in Haiti.
The details below will facilitate a credit transfer from any bank in the
Account name: Terremoto Haití
SWIFT Code: BIDCCUHH
Account number: 01321010770900
(US-residents and US passport holders should not use this account as their
donation will bring them into conflict with US legislation implementing the
blockade of Cuba. They should instead appeal to Mr Obama to lift his
blockade from interfering in this noble humanitarian enterprise)
For verification purposes, the Ambassador’s email confirming the fact of the
account establishment and the account details is reproduced below.
Please distribute these account details (and warning note regarding US
citizens) as widely as possible.
Cuba Support Group Ireland
15 Merrion Square