World Shelters works with ACTS World Relief and SDA Hospital to shelter patients in need following the January earthquake
World Shelters is sending approximately 3,500 square feet of shelter for medical facilities to Haiti this month.
The generosity of World Shelters’ donors and Ashland, OR-based Pacific Domes has allowed World Shelters to contribute two “U-Dome” shelters and two Pacific Domes 44’ diameter shelters, with a combined value of over $70,000.
These shelters will provide over 3,500 square feet of shelter for medical procedures and patient recovery at the SDA Hospital in Port au Prince. This is the same facility where Eureka orthopedic surgeons Asa Stockton and Nathan Shishido joined a team of nine other medical professionals from California, treating hundreds of patients and utilizing thousands of dollars of supplies donated by Humboldt County residents.
A two-person team from World Shelters (Haiti Program Manager Jason Hervin and Project Engineer Armand Mulin) will deploy to Haiti shortly in order to supervise the construction of these shelters, utilizing local labor when possible in an effort to facilitate local economic recovery as well as provide shelter to those in need. They will assess the shelter needs of multiple agencies that have contacted World Shelters for assistance, and will also continue World Shelters’ close work with the Emergency Shelter Cluster towards large-scale shelter projects.
“World Shelters projects build relationships with local communities,” Haiti Program Manager Jason Hervin said. “We provide not just shelters, but also opportunities for local Haitians to earn income while rebuilding their communities.”