Jennifer Eve Travels to Earthquake-Stricken Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Another group of Oklahomans just returned from Haiti after making a quick trip to the country. The volunteers took a plane full of supplies Monday to help some of the smallest victims of the earthquake.
Jennifer Eve was onboard and shared the story.
Sunday afternoon the troops gathered at Wiley Post to stuff as many life-saving supplies as possible into the eight-passenger jet. Tents, medical supplies, cots and quilts all represent how the need in Haiti is overwhelming.
After checking the weather, plans quickly changed and the group took off earlier than expected.
The airport in Port-au-Prince was chaotic with 150 flights coming in on one runway. U.S. military's presence was everywhere, as they worked to create order and get supplies where they need to go.
There were 380,000 orphans in Port-au-Prince before the earthquake hit, and now the number is growing.
The director of the orphanage came with a truck ready for loading and the journey was on thanks to a man who saw a need and did something about it.
More Oklahomans are heading to Haiti to help in the relief effort. The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma is sending a 12-person team to provide medical care and possibly dig wells. They leave Saturday and will be in Haiti for a week.