Hurricane Matthew delays medical mission trip to Haiti
Medics4Healing Haiti has 23 volunteers and 50 hockey bags of supplies
The devastation from Hurricane Matthew is delaying a medical mission trip to Haiti led by Windsor-Essex paramedics.
At least five people in Haiti are dead after Matthew made landfall on Tuesday. It swept across a remote area of Haiti with 233 km/h winds. Government leaders said they weren't close to fully gauging the impact in the vulnerable, flood-prone country.
"It's devastating to hear the news that once again, Haiti is being devastated by a natural disaster," said Kim Schroeder, one of the leaders of Medics4Healing Haiti. "They were still reeling from the earthquake in 2010. It's not something they need right now — or ever."
The group was scheduled to be in Haiti this week delivering medical supplies and care to the island nation. They were there this time last year as well. This year 11 EMS paramedics and 12 volunteers have collected 50 hockey bags worth of supplies.
The trip has been postponed until Nov. 5.