The Church of Scientology has organized a second charter flight to Haiti to take doctors, medical supplies and Volunteer Ministers to the stricken country.
The 168-seat aircraft departs from Landmark Aviation Airport in Los Angeles Thursday morning, January 21, stops at Miami International Airport to pick up additional medical personal and Volunteer Minister teams, and continues to Port-au-Prince.
More than half those on the flight will be medical professionals, including doctors and nurses from the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (Association des Medecins Haitiens a l’Etranger) and from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Scientology Volunteer Ministers from cities across the United States will also be aboard, including volunteers from Boston, Washington, D.C. and other areas.
In Port-au-Prince the doctors and disaster response team will be met by the Scientology Disaster Response Team that arrived in Haiti Sunday after flying out of JFK in New York with more than 126 doctors and nurses from the Haitian Physicians Abroad, paramedics from the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Volunteer Ministers from a half-dozen states. The first team, in conjunction with other relief organizations, is distributing water, food and medical supplies, registering and allocating incoming medical personnel, and providing a wide range of services to support the medical teams. A Scientology Volunteer Minister certified midwife delivered two babies yesterday. Volunteer Ministers also provide trauma relief and grief counseling to survivors of the quake and relief workers.
Miami-based Prudential Aviation donated the use of the aircraft for Thursday’s charter flight and the Sunday flight from JFK.