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In January 2010, Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake. Since then, NAVMC has been a major lifeline for the sick, injured, hungry, and homeless. We have worked at Hôpital Bernard Mevs in Port-au-Prince (HBM), one of the few hospitals in Haiti that cares for the severely injured.
After the 2010 earthquake, Project Medishare, a Miami nonprofit set up a tent hospital at the airport in Port-au-Prince. Three NAVMC teams were part of this effort, helping 250 patients at any given time. Six months later, when Project Medishare moved into Hôpital Bernard Mevs (HBM), NAVMC was there again to help. Now Bernard Mevs is one of the most important trauma and critical care hospitals in the country. NAVMC has worked with Project Medishare and the surgical team at HBM and has given thousands of hours to set up operating rooms. In addition, the organization has provided $2M worth of desperately needed equipment to treat the injured people who flood the gates at HBM. Patients who otherwise might not receive care, are being saved.
Renmen Home for Children sustained significant damage during the 2010 earthquake, and the NAVMC team has helped them rebuild, ensuring a safe and secure facility for up to 50 orphans. With our help, Renmen continues its 20-year history providing for Haiti’s most needy children. NAVMC supports education for Renmen residents and local children in a country that does not have a reliable public education system. Our help has led to students receiving nursing, law, and other degrees and certifications.