MedShare.Org – a non-profit out of Decatur, Georgia and San Leandro, California. For 11 years, MedShare has been collecting sorting and shipping surplus medical supplies from hospitals (supplies that would’ve otherwise ended up in the garbage) to more than 80 countries. MedShare already had a shipment en route to a hospital in Haiti before the earthquake, however, a team of thousands work feverishly, to send over more than half a million dollars worth of medical supplies to Haiti since last Tuesday’s disaster.
After receiving your feedback, The Go Inspire Go Team was inspired to take action. We visited the folks at MedShare in San Leandro and created this video to inspire you to volunteer or donate your time to this amazing group and/or to do whatever you can to HELP HAITI — NOW. Please watch, share and DO SOMETHING.
Meanwhile, I’m urging everyone in our multi-media community to pick up your cameras and document how other people in their communities are reaching out – even from thousands of miles away. If you’d like to send over your video or ideas on how to help Haiti, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check out these stories captured by Haitian film students at Ciné Institute. These reports, uploaded to the film school’s Vimeo Channel, highlight the utter devastation from the town of Jacmel just off of Haiti’s southern coast. These reports show the dire conditions from a park-turned-refugee camp. As you’re watching, please ask yourself “WHAT CAN I DO?” (Warning: Some images in these videos are disturbing):
This report was filed by Ciné Institute student, Lesly Decembre:
Student – Lesly Decembre reports from a makeshift refugee camp in Jacmel from Ciné Institute on Vimeo.
This report was filed this Monday by Ciné Institute student, Keziah Jean:
Pinchinat: Report by Keziah Jean from Ciné Institute on Vimeo.
Links to how YOU can HELP HAITI can be found on the right side of this blog!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Haitian brothers and sisters.
SPECIAL THANKS: GO Inspire GO volunteers, Ashley Lopez and Luis Pena-Philippides(production), Jessica Chang (co-writing MedShare story), Lorelle Graffeo (Help Haiti Logo and Web Design), Kevin Lee (programming).
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