Amputee Coalition of America Haiti Relief Action Center
Posted Feb 02 2010 5:56am
From the Amputee Coalition of America:
On, January 12, 2010, a major earthquake struck southern Haiti, inflicting massive injuries on people and infrastructure. This unprecedented event has led the Amputee Coalition to take action to help the amputee victims in Haiti.
Currently, the focus is on saving lives . However, in the coming weeks, the focus for amputation will begin to shift to:
The Amputee Coalition has developed the Haiti Relief Action Center as a means of providing easy accessibility for people seeking information about how to help amputees in Haiti and about relief efforts specifically targeting amputees in Haiti. The Amputee Coalition is also seeking support for our Amputee Coalition Haiti Relief Action Fund , which will help us translate our specialized limb-loss information for use in Haiti, help us create public service announcements about infection control to prevent amputation in Haiti, and to develop specialized recovery and readjustment programs to help Haiti’s amputees learn to live with limb loss.
By drawing on our wealth of educational resources and support networks, and by partnering with allied organizations who are already on the ground in Haiti, the Amputee Coalition of America will be able to raise awareness about limb loss and raise critical funds for the second, third and fourth stages of this crisis.