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An Update from a UPS Volunteer in Haiti

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.

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    Comments [10]

  1. Lynnette,

    @shaunking from Atlanta has arranged 6 neurosurgeons MD’s
    to arrive in Haiti tomorrow morning thanks to a private
    chartered flight via Hendricks Motor Sports. Is there
    anything you can do to get the doctors to their triage
    area/ hospital?

    ” Shaun King’s Blog http://www.shauninthecity.com/ via The
    doctors are ready now to get them from PaP airport to
    triage/hospital !!!”

    Thank you for any help you may be able to offer or suggest.

    Please contact shaunking@courageous.tv if you are able to
    assist.

    • That hits the target prfeetlcy. Thanks!

  2. Craig, I was truly moved to learn that you were in Haiti volunteering to help make the
    situation a little more tolerable for the people of Haiti. I’m sending you best wishes for a
    safe journey in the next two weeks. You make us all very proud. Stay strong.

  3. wow i can’t believe that UPS would do so much … i’m proud to say that I work for UPS ..
    I pray that God may protec all the people that volunteer to help this people in Haiti.

  4. I have known and worked with Craig for quite a while and know that Craig has long
    had a great heart for service to others, so it’s no surprise to see him at ground zero.
    I am proud to be a UPS’er because of UPS’ers like Craig Arnold.

    I’m reminded of what we are commanded to do:

    For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a
    stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me
    clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. Then
    these righteous ones will reply, “Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed
    you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you
    hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in
    prison and visit you?” And the King will say, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to
    one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”

    Matthew 25:35-40

  5. With all of the News reports on the violence in Haiti, I am wondering what steps are
    being taken to ensure the safety of the UPSers there? I would also like to know how
    may of our Haiti employees have been affected by the earthquake.

  6. How can more UPSers volunteer in Haiti? Myself and some hourlys are interested in
    helping.

  7. Craig,

    Someone forwarded this blog to me. All the best to you for this awesome work you are
    doing – wishing you all God’s blessings for this work you are doing.

  8. Craig,
    Just wanted to thank you for everything you have been doing for the people in Haiti. I
    hear you wil be on your way home soon, stay safe.
    Thank you again and take good care,
    Kris

  9. Craig, you make us all proud. How can more of us volunteer to come over and help?

    Take care,

    Libby

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