ASHEVILLE, NC – As recovery efforts continue in the wake of Haiti’s most destructive natural disaster, Asheville doctors are participating in recovery relief efforts by supporting a medical supply drive, from Feb. 13 to Feb. 27.
The medical supply drive will aid in the disaster relief efforts of a team of doctors, nurses, and therapists from Mission Hospital and the Batey Relief Alliance and its NY-based partner medical group, the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE), who will be headed to Haiti on a mission trip from March 27th through April 5th to provide medical assistance to thousands of Haitians who are in desperate need.
“As rescue and recovery efforts come to a close and people’s attention may be waning, providing continuing medical assistance is of paramount importance to combat the spread of disease and to bolster the overall well-being of Haitians who will prepare to rebuild their community,” said the American-trained Haitian physician, Dr. Raymond Thertulien, a MD with Cancer Centers of North Carolina-Asheville medical practice and volunteer international medical director of the humanitarian aid organization, Batey Relief Alliance. “As a new resident to Asheville, I’m humbled by the outpouring of support and look forward to working together to make a difference in the lives of the people in Haiti.”
Medical supplies needed are:
– Alcohol Bandages
– Gauze Pain relievers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Advil, Aleve)
– Band-aid Soft casts (Wrists, Elbow, Arms, Knees)
– Topical antibiotics Antibiotics
– Antifugal creams
– Steroid creams
– Antiacids Diabetic medications
– Rehydration salts
– Antidiarrheal IV sets
For those of you, who wish to make a cash donation to support the travel and shipment costs of the mission, please mail your tax-deductible checks payable to Batey Relief Alliance, P.O. Box 300565, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230.
,p>Donations can also be made securely at the website: www.bateyrelief.org with the subtext: Haiti Relief Campaign.