IRC Staff Volunteer for Haiti
Two months to the day since the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, volunteers from all parts of the Southland including several from the IRC in Los Angeles office, gathered in Bell, CA to participate in a two-day, 24-hour humanitarian mission for the earthquake-ravaged island nation of Haiti. The project was through a partnership with Numana, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to relieving global hunger. Volunteers from the IRC in Los Angeles and others rolled up their sleeves and were part of a massive assembly line that packed more than 1 million meals for shipment to Haiti. Donations of food and water have proven to be a lifeline to the 1.2 million displaced by the quake and our staff was more than happy to participate in this endeavor. The International Rescue Committee Emergency Response Team is in Haiti delivering help to the devastated city of Port-au-Prince. Our team includes experts in emergency health, shelter, and children’s welfare.