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Remote Area Medical Travels to Haiti to Assist in Earthquake Relief Efforts
Date:1/18/2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Remote Area Medical®, a nonprofit volunteer organization that offers free healthcare services in underdeveloped countries and in the U.S., announced today that it will be setting up its RAM operations to assist in the Haiti earthquake relief efforts at the Jimani Project facility in Jimani, Dominican Republic, on the Haitian border. Founder Stan Brock and RAM volunteers loaded more than a ton of medical relief supplies and equipment for Haitian earthquake victims onto RAM's historic C47/DC-3 aircraft on Friday, January 15 at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tenn. The RAM aircraft will ferry supplies and personnel to the Barahona, Dominican Republic airfield. Brock and RAM medical personnel will be traveling back and forth from Barahona to where a small clinic has been set up to assist the victims of the earthquake.

"Due to airport and road closures in Haiti, we had to come up with an alternative plan to land the aircraft loaded with supplies and a small crew of volunteers," said Stan Brock. "RAM's C47/DC-3 originally flew in the Normandy Invasion during WWII more than 60 years ago, and today, it is on a much different, but equally vital mission in Haiti."

The aircraft, piloted by Brock with co-pilot Jim Massengill, landed safely in Santo Domingo on Saturday where Brock and the crew on board connected with RAM's Medical Operations team and headed to the border town of Jimani to begin relief operations. RAM's Medical Operations team assisting in the massive
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