In the hours and days following the Haiti earthquake, Mass General has mobilized to offer assistance to those affected by disaster -- both the victims in Haiti and their family members and friends in the Mass General community who are struggling to cope with the ordeal.
The MGH responds to Haiti earthquake
IMSuRT tents set up in Haiti
This site includes information related to the teams of MGHers deployed to join in the relief effort, the services available to those affected, ways to help, the most up-to-date MGH communications on the issue and external media coverage of MGH staff and employees' response.
Teams of MGHers deployed to join relief effort
At present, approximately 30 staff members from the MGH have been deployed to Haiti to offer medical assistance. Additional staff will be sent in the coming weeks.
Updates on these teams will be provided as information becomes available.
Services available to those affected
MGH employees at an interfaith service dedicated to those affected by the earthquake
A toll-free number, 1-888-407-4747, has been established by the U.S. Department of State Operations Center for individuals looking for information on Haitian family members. If trying to locate a U.S. citizen in Haiti, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Up-to-date information can be found on the Department of State's Haiti Earthquake Assistance website.
For employees dealing with this tragedy, the MGH offers the following:
How you can help The Mass General Development Office has launched the Haitian Relief Fund, of which all proceeds will directly support earthquake relief efforts. Make a donation by credit card. Cash donations are accepted as are personal checks (made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital with "Haitian Relief Fund" in the memo line), which can be mailed to the Development Office, 6th Floor, 165 Cambridge St., Boston, Mass.
MGH employees responded quickly and selflessly to the initial request for volunteers. Hundreds more are prepared to deploy if and when need be. As a result of this, at present, the MGH leadership coordinating the relief effort are no longer seeking additional volunteers. They will continue to closely monitor the need for assistance in case of any change.
MGH communications related to the Haiti earthquakeJan. 13
External media coverage related to response of MGH staff and employeesJan. 15