Volunteer work requires flexibility and the new Project HOPE volunteers in Haiti got an immediate lesson in adaptability. After a quick orientation upon boarding the USNS Comfort on August 19, the volunteers got right to work in Port-au-Prince, only to find out a day later, the Comfort would be pulling anchor and heading out to sea to avoid Hurricane Irene.
Luckily, the hurricane avoided causing a lot of damage in Haiti, and the Comfort is expected to arrive off the coast of Port-au-Prince again today. The Continuing Promise 2011 medical team, including 20 Project HOPE volunteers, are eager to get back to what they came to Haiti to do - provide medical care and health education to those in need.
Photos by Alyson Landry from the volunteers first day of work in Haiti.
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