LA doctors and nurses fly to Haiti

Asking for more help

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 5:13pm

Folks in Louisiana continue to reach out to the earthquake victims in Haiti. This time, two planes carrying doctors and nurses from the Bayou State left for a hospital 30 miles from Port-au-Prince. They're hoping to offer their skills in whatever they can.

It's a new experience for most of the volunteers headed to Haiti, but they know what to expect. They'll be busy from the moment they landa, with plans to work 14 hour days helping victims.

Despite all of the efforts, there is still so much need for supplies. Volunteers we spoke with today had a list of things that they're really hoping to get in the next several weeks.

They're looking for basic supplies like clean sheets,mattress covers, more food, more water, and medical supplies.

They have some very specific requests like helicopters to fly large amounts of supplies to Haiti, cargo planes, physical therapists, gasoline, and volunteer pilots. They have x-ray machines they want to send over, but the planes aren't big enough to take supplies that large.

For more information, check out www.br2haiti.com.

If you'd like to offer up your services or supplies, please email br2haiti@gmail.com. Put "supplies" in the subject line.

If you are a medical professional hoping to help in Haiti email your professional credentials, contact information, and availability to br2haiti@gmail.com. They're specifically looking for folks with passports.