Friday, 22 January 2010

Help needed by International Medical Corps in Haiti

I am sure, like me, you have watched the dreadful pictures and news of Haiti and wondered how you can help.
I have been asked by IMC to place this message and I am very pleased to be able to do so.
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization, founded by volunteer doctors and nurses and dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through relief and development programs. Our emergency response team is in Haiti responding in force and I would like to ask for your help to get the word out to the readers of Elaine Hanzak's Blog. There are still thousands of patients seeking treatment of which approximately 80% are in need of surgery and are running out of time - especially with the tremendous aftershocks still devastating this country. The team is treating crush injuries, trauma, substantial wound care, shock and other critical cases with the few available supplies - And they're in it for the long haul. I would love your help spreading the word by blogging or tweeting about IMC's rescue efforts. We've put up a blogger friendly widget here on our site:

With the widget it's really easy to let your readers know that donating $10 to help the people of Haiti is as simple as sending a text message of the word "haiti" to 85944.

Let's do what we can globally to help these poor people and those in a practical position to make a difference. Have you put your own problems into perspective this week in comparison? I know I have.

Elaine Hanzak

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