MEDIA AVAILABILITY
CURE International
701 Bosler Avenue
Lemoyne, PA 17043
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Lisa Wolf:              717-856-5716
[email protected]
Noel Lloyd:            717-724-4037
[email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER FINDS HIMSELF
IN THE MIDDLE OF HAITI EARTHQUAKE CRISIS

Jeff Douglas spent a week with CURE International
on the ground in Haiti

WHO:

Jeff Douglas, Haiti volunteer with CURE International

WHAT:

Jeff Douglas started out assisting CURE International’s efforts in Haiti by donating unused flight time for a plane to rush medical supplies to that country. When an empty passenger seat turned up in the plane, Jeff jumped aboard and found himself running the logistics operations for CURE as its initial medical team of five people worked around the clock to save lives and set up what eventually became six operating rooms staffed by more than 100 medical personnel.

Jeff Douglas is a commercial real estate developer in Maine and Florida and is a friend and supporter of CURE International.

WHEN / 
WHERE:

Jeff Douglas is available for interviews via phone or in person. Please contact Lisa Wolf or Noel Lloyd to arrange an interview.

DETAILS:
  • Douglas describes what it was like on the ground in a minute-by-minute frenzied account that brings the reader right to the inside of the medical crisis caused by the massive earthquake.
  • CURE International sent one of the first surgical teams into Haiti just 48 hours after the earthquake hit. The team, along with another 18-person team that arrived just a few days later, performed more than 500 life-saving surgeries and set 3,000 fractures.
  • CURE International is the largest provider of specialty surgical care to children with physical disabilities in the developing world. The organization has been working in Haiti since 2005. CURE, which was founded 14 years ago by Dr. Scott Harrison, operates 10 hospitals in nine developing countries around the world. Its mission is to bring physical and spiritual healing to children suffering from treatable physical disabilities in the world’s poorest countries.