Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 2:31 PM
Subject: From Dr Walley Report MaterCare goes to Haiti
Dear Mr Klee and Mr Zinser;
We received an urgent call from Mother Theresa's MIssionaries of Charity to help in what they called a 1st aid station which turned out to be a mini hospital in the open. Our real concerns were for the welfare of mothers. (see attached)The Churchlike everyone has suffered grievously - the Archbishop of P-au - P, a second bishop, at least 50 sisters and brothers and 45 seminarians many about to be ordained were killed. Only one survived by jumping from the 3rd floor as the building collapsed. Many docs and nurses were also killed. The Hospital of St Francis de Sales, which is the Archdiocesan hospital is now under the administration of the Apostolic Nuncio. The Nuncio asked MCI to develop obstetric services with Hatian coleagues as the three story building which contained the maternity ward, labour and delivery and the nursery collapsed and all were trapped including docsand nurses.. They all still in the building and the smell of death is overpowering. We are appealing for help. The problem is that most donations go towards the "big" agencies, CRS, Development and Peace, MSF, Red Cross etc and motherhood and those agencies who provide for them are not considered.I would be grateful for any help that Rotary and anyone else can give. We are in contact with Rotarians here.
Thanks and kind regards