CBS4 Report, 14 Feb 2010: Group Of Doctors, Scientology Ministers Takeoff To Help Haiti

A group of volunteers left for Haiti Sunday to help those devastated by the earthquake.

“After everybody forgets about helping, we’re still gonna be there and they’re still gonna need us,” said Austin Eastlee, a volunteer Scientology minister who was one of nearly 90 volunteers about to board a Haiti bound flight.

On board the flight sponsored by the Church of Scientology, there were doctors, nurses and ministers from all faiths.

“There’s really no difference in who you are when you’re helping,” he said. “You know there’s no difference in what God you pray to or what religion you [follow].”

Diane Bush is a physician’s assistant who was working in Haiti when the earthquake struck. After a two week break, she’s returning to continue the work she started. She joined 46 other doctors on the same mission Sunday.

“I know the Haitians are so grateful for everyone that is showing up to help, it has been incredible to see the response,” Bush said. “Every person who has come, has made a difference. The efforts seem so small in light of such mass devastation, but every bit helps and it’s neat to see everyone working together to help an area that has been so hard hit by [a] natural catastrophe.”

Sunday’s volunteers – many of whom will be working 18-hour days – left well equipped with medical supplies, food and water to replenish what Haiti lost. They also left with hope that they would also be able to mend more than the physical wounds and begin to heal the spiritual wounds that have impacted those who have survived.

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