The Mobile Clinic for Samaritan Travel is moving forward. Plans are for the Mobile Clinic to be ready and available during this coming hurricane season in its initial form, a bus to help first responders and medical personnel travel to places in need. If you know of people who travel and would be interested in helping in Haiti, please let us know (SamaritanTravel.org).
Samaritan Travel has worked very hard to keep the costs as low as possible while in the country. Because of the connections we have and the experience we have in the country, we are able to keep the daily rate at just $65 which includes lodging, transportation, food/water, staff, etc. while in the country.
Our goal is to have teams rotating throughout the hurricane season so that we are prepared to respond quickly during and after the next hurricane. The Mobile Clinic will be based in Les Cayes and Port Salut on the southern coast of Haiti.
During the time when there are no hurricanes, the teams can do preparedness outreach to vulnerable communities in the area. Our goal is to get data on ??ª?at risk??ª? families and homes. These ??ª?at risk??ª? homes may include unstable structures, women who are pregnant, elderly and the sick and disabled. We will be able to reinforce huts, help people get prepared and have classes in the community for basic first-aid and water rescue.
During non-hurricane season, we can run mobile clinics in the region and also spread out to other areas. There is an endless need. We will always be busy. The key is to keep teams rotating through the mobile clinic.
As part of our goal of aiding the local community, we will have Haitian nurses and EMT students helping on our mobile clinics alongside the US and Canadian groups. This will help us create a more sustainable effort and build long-term working relationships with the local communities.
If you are interested, or know of people in your community who are interested, please contact us through our website, SamaritanTravel.org.