Haiti: A sampling of the real news from humanity

Caution — some of this is explicit and sad. These are excerpts of actual pleas from help gleaned from an amateur radio database (cleaned up for privacy), all since 6pm CDT Jan 15.  Some of these calls came via facebook pages.  This will tell you how grave it really is. It’ll make you want to click and donate.

Just spoke with ***** by phone. There are now 100 people at his location. Approx. 50 injured personel. They are requesting Food,water, blankets and firstaid supplies.

I have just got a DIRECT_satellite rapport from the Swedish TV-team at TV-News. The reporter said that the help-work is near to collapse. Almost NOTHING is done for the common poor people. The rescue stuff seems to prior the work in the rich areas

There is a 60-bed medical hospital there and they have treated many patients so far but are running out of supplies, especially medical supplies.

SOS SOS GOC UNIVERSITY PEOPLE ARE STILL ALIVE THERE> PLEASE SEND RESCUE TO THEM RIGHT AWAY> PLEASE HURRY! GOD BLESS ALL THE RESCUERS

S.O.S.-PLEASE,PLEASE PLEASE IF ANYBODY CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH
THE RELEIF ORGANIZATIONSIN HAITI AND TELL THEM ********  DESPERATELY
NEEDS FOOD, WATER ANDMEDICINES. SHE HAS 110 VICTIMS AT HER HOUSE.
PLEASE HURRY

few people actually are still at ****** School
under rubble need help ASAP …..he just called from cell

***** IS STRANDED INSIDE CARIBBEAN MARKET. TEXT MESSAGE HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM HIM CONFIRMING THAT HE IS ALIVE. PLEASE SEND A RESCUE TEAM OVER THERE ASAP

vocational school close to ****** that has had about 200 students trapped. They are getting some aid, but need more

my uncle is still at ******  School under rubble need tractor ASAP

somebody from ***** just confirm that there are people still alive and trap under
the rubble and theres nobody to help them out… people are crying and
screaming day and night for someone to help them out….. please pass
this on so ******* could receive some help

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About Gil Jones

CPA/Attorney/Judge by training and trade. Hobby nut at heart with BMW m/c, computers, ham radio, kayak fishing, photography, hiking and, starting in 2010 some semi-serious running and bicycling (road and mountain bikes). Retired after 16 years on a Texas District Court bench and since 2013 have been mediating cases. I am a Credentialed Distinguished mediator (TMCA).
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