Wednesday, January 27, 2010

HOPE is in the Air

This morning, 29 HOPE volunteers will board two U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound aircraft at Naval Air Station Jacksonville to begin what may become an experience of a lifetime – bringing care and hope to the people of Haiti.

After landing on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson – an adventure in itself – the HOPE volunteers will board helicopters to travel to their new home away from home for the next three weeks – the USNS Comfort.

The HOPE volunteers are comprised of medical professionals with experience in surgery, neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, post anesthesia care, intensive care and physical therapy.
They represent health institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and a variety of large city and rural community health providers from across the United States. The first rotation of HOPE volunteers represents 13 states and the District of Columbia.

In the days, weeks and months ahead, their stories and the stories of those they are serving will be told on this blog and on the HOPE Web site.

Visit often and see the difference big-hearted American volunteers can make in the lives of the Haitian people. And if you can, please support HOPE's relief efforts in Haiti.

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