[permaculture] Update! Haiti update - needs

Charlotte Yongue charlotte.yongue at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 01:54:32 EST 2010

volunteer ministers=scientology volunteers?  just curious.

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Evan Schoepke
<thejulianeffect at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> I just got this update from Cory who is currently in Florida (I think Little
> Haiti) and is getting news from groups on the ground.  I myself am currently
> hoping, and waiting, for phone call from the following folks:
> Ethan Roland
> Ben Fahrer
> Evan (360) 347-1368
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Cory Brennan <cory8570 at yahoo.com>
> Date: Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 6:40 PM
> Subject: Haiti update - needs
> To: editor2 at permaculturehaiti.org, thejulianeffect at gmail.com,
> pcrelief at permaculturehaiti.org
> I'm in touch with some rescue teams on the ground in Port Au Prince, Haiti
> and per them, the thing that is the biggest situation is the water. Their
> wells, generators and filtration systems have blown out so their water
> supply is compromised. So anybody who has specific knowledge about how to
> filter, capture, create safe drinking water would be very helpful right now.
> The Red Cross and other organizations are bringing in emergency food,
> toiletries, etc.
> Compost toilets and sanitation would be another area since the water is
> compromised.
> This on-the-ground group are volunteer ministers. They are sending a plane
> of 100 volunteers down in a few days and have a plane load in Port Au
> Prince. They work directly with the Red Cross and other key players and can
> hook permaculturists up with key disaster personnel. That can be important
> in getting needed resources fast, etc. The person I spoke with instantly
> understood the importance of sustainable design in a disaster setting and
> was totally behind getting permaculture into use, not just in Haiti but in
> other areas as well where they are still working, trying to rehabilitate
> areas.
> It is possible that people with experience and expertise in the above areas
> could get a ride on the plane, leaving from Los Angeles, that will be taking
> these volunteers down. They are trying to fill the plane with their own
> volunteers, but will make room for experts in the above areas.
> Port Au Prince is not safe right now, there are escaped convicts, gangs,
> looters ranging in the city. The rescue worker areas are protected by UN
> personnel and are fairly safe. They are still working on getting information
> from the countryside - we know that many roads are blocked or impassable -
> most of the rescue effort is focused in Port Au Prince because that is the
> place where most people have been impacted. I will have on the ground
> updates pretty much daily at this point, and am seeking out other sources of
> info as well from contacts in Little Haiti.
> Here's a list of things needed most:
> - Search and Rescue experience
> - Medical doctors, EMTs and nurses
> - Anybody with skills in setting up communication lines
> - Coordination skills
> - Crowd control skills
> - Water (especially water sanitation equipment/materials)
> - Medical supplies
> - Generators for wells
> - Non-perishable food supplies
> - Other commodities such blankets, tents, sanitation materials (e.g. soap,
> toilette paper, Diapers, shampoo)
> --
> The obstacle is the Path.
> -Zen Proverb
> I write at www.punkrockpermaculture.com
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