Project HOPE volunteers pose for a group photo before they depart from the Hampton Inn in Jacksonville, Florida, en route to the Naval Air Base which will transport them to USNS Comfort off of the coast of Port au Prince, Haiti, Sunday, February 14, 2010.
The USNS Comfort comes into view off of the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, February 15, 2010, as a team of Project Hope volunteers are transported to the ship.
Photos by photojournalist and HOPE volunteer Allison Shelley.
Project HOPE, an international health education and humanitarian assistance organization, works in more than 36 countries around the globe. In addition, since partnering with the U.S. Navy in early 2005 to provide tsunami relief, Project HOPE has participated in 18 humanitarian assistance and health education missions with nearly 1,000 HOPE volunteers. These missions have provided care to more than 400,000 people, offered health education to more than 100,000 and delivered $33 million in donated medicines and medical supplies. Please enjoy our blog as we document the successes and challenges of our work to provide Health Opportunities for People Everywhere.
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is an international health education and humanitarian assistance organization dedicated to providing lasting solutions to the world's most pressing health problems. This blog allows us to tell our story in a more personal way and comes directly from our volunteers, program managers and employees who are working in more than 36 countries to improve health and change lives, one person at a time. projecthope.org