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January 15, 2010

Haiti: Information and Updates

Filed under: Haiti — jeffdebrosse @ 4:49 pm
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My name is Jeff Debrosse. I’m a Haitian-born U.S. citizen. I live in San Diego county with my wife and three kids. I am a veteran (USMC – 8 years) and currently the Sr. Director of Research for ESET, LLC. While in the Marine Corps I was a very successful logistician – responsible for the movement of thousands of personnel and equipment. This means planning of movement  or support of food, water (including reverse osmosis systems), ammunition, shelter, electrical power, fuel, sewage removal, etc. via Navy ships, maritime prepositioned flotilla, aircraft (fixed and rotary wing), trucks and rail.

Now that we’re done with the intro, let’s move on to the real matter at hand: the crisis in Haiti.

I’ve been scouring the Internet and making calls to different people to gather assistance for the people of Haiti.

I’m very pleased to hear that additional crisis response personnel are being deployed. That’s what’s needed right now – more doctors and a lot of medical supplies (especially antibiotics) – not well-intentioned volunteers that can’t treat patients and would, themselves, require food, security and shelter. After some level of stability is achieved, I don’t think there could be enough volunteers to assist with the rebuild and other humanitarian efforts.

Important links with regard to Haiti and the current crisis:

Family Locator Resources and Tools:

Security information regarding fraudsters attempting to leverage the current crisis:

I will continue to monitor the situation and report back here since email has been overwhelming. Please feel free to reply and update as well. Also, a big “thank you” to Roger Fraumann who has been offering his assistance, some of the above links, and will be putting me in touch with the personnel that can pave the way for me to directly assist in-country.

The global response to the crisis has been nothing short of phenomenal. My personal thanks to every government and citizen that has provided support – both in-person and monetarily.

Jeff

p.s. My family is still attempting to locate my father, Raoul Guillame who lives in Bizoton (not too far from Port-Au-Prince). If anyone has news of his status, that would be a great relief!

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