On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Now named the deadliest natural disaster in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, thousands of homes, facilities, and families are facing severe devastation, according to a news release.
As with any disaster, resources have quickly become limited. Therefore, when ImageFIRST leaders learned of this tragedy, the team sprang into action.
In collaboration with Health Equity International/St. Boniface Hospital (HEI/SBH), an award-winning leader in providing accessible and quality healthcare in Haiti, several ImageFIRST locations across the nation came together to gather supplies to send to Haiti.
Donated items included hospital bed sheets, various patient gowns including pediatric gowns, and surgical towels — totaling over 4,000 pieces. These donated resources will aid in providing necessary medical supplies to care for patients at St. Boniface Hospital in Haiti.
The partnership between ImageFIRST and HEI/SBH began in 2010 when hospital supplies were needed after the devastating 2010 earthquake. HEI/SBH is the only facility in the affected region with significant surgical and emergency capacity to care for the exceptionally high volume of patients.
Read the release in its entirety here