|Category:||Caring for Communities|
|Tags:||distribution, global disaster relief, Haiti, logistics, planning|
UPSer Craig Arnold is on the ground in Haiti, doing his best to bring relief and comfort to this devastated nation. Here’s an update on his activities today:
Today was OK. We are starting to send some people home and replacing them with people who will stay much longer. Lots of trips to the airport sitting on the runway grass waiting. That is what I’m doing know. In the last 30 minutes I saw the military land 13 huge planes rolling off trucks and supplies.
The clinic is doing great. We started construction on a classroom, built the base for a water system that arrives tomorrow, and we were given a brand new generator by someone who couldn’t use one but it was shipped to them by someone.
We had a sad day to some extent. The search and rescue team they got in last night found the body of the corps sergeant major. The assumption from a couple days ago was that he died in his car during the earthquake but now at least the family knows.
We had 1 great feeding program with 10,000 people served. Then we tried to feed the next day but the crowd was out of the control and we had to stop. You really need 25 or 30 heavily armed solders in armored vehicles to do a distribution. People are really getting hungry so we have to feed but we have to have security.
That is about it.