Story posted January 26, 2010
AmeriCares relief worker Bret McEvoy '05 is coordinating the distribution of medical aid for earthquake survivors — and blogging about his experiences.
McEvoy is among a handful of AmeriCares relief workers who are posting from Port-au-Prince and throughout earthquake-affected areas of Haiti.
An excerpt from Helping Haiti: AmeriCares Relief Worker Blog:
I keep reading reports about problems in Port-au-Prince. Some of my colleagues have come across precarious situations, but it hasn't been my experience in recent days.
Granted, our team tries to refrain from traveling at night, and we have local staff helping us to avoid certain pre-earthquake trouble spots. But that all being said, I have found nothing but warmth, hospitality and gratefulness in the Haitian people I have met and befriended.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs for people around the world.