Help Me Do My Best in Haiti
January 24, 2010 2:38 PM Subscribe
My job is sending me to Haiti for a month. Help?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've never worked in a disaster of this scale, and I'm more than a little apprehensive. I will be doing non-medical administrative reconstruction work and some direct assistance (feeding programs, etc.) I am an EMT but not going in that capacity.
What are the best resources for this? What do I need to be sure to bring? What can I do to minimize the emotional impact and maximize my functional efficiency? I'm sure there are MeFites out there who have experience in disaster relief...
Note: before anyone goes there, I am part of a fully self-supporting team, with many members who have significant experience. I am not one of those "another body" volunteers who show up and wander around making trouble.
Anonymous because I'm being sent by my employer, and want to keep work / the internets as separate as possible. Also, I don't want to be all, "Yay me, I'm going to Haiti!" ya know?