November 3-4, 2016 – Port au Prince, Haïti: CMAT’s Response team arrived earlier this week in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, accompanied by a large-capacity water purification unit.
Departing from Montreal, the team was delighted to learn that Air Transat not only waived their excess baggage fees, but also donated the cost of cargo shipping for the 600lb unit! HUGE thanks to Air Transat for helping CMAT with this project! (click on Thumbnails to see larger image)
A big thank you to Air Transat for waiving our baggage fees, and for transporting our water purification system, and team to Haiti earlier this week! Starting our deployment to Haiti on a very positive note.
Once the team arrived in Port-au-Prince, the next challenge was to move the 600lb unit out of Customs and into temporary storage. Our long-time friend and colleague Jean-Evens Cheridor worked tirelessly to assist our team in this stage of logistics.
A big help thank you Evens and his family for helping CMAT obtain the Nomad Water Purification Unit from Customs in Haiti. Amazing team work. CMAT’s Nomad water purification unit is moved from customs to temporary storage in Port au Prince, while the team scouts locations for its placement.
First morning in Port-au-Prince, important meetings were attended by CMATers Kate Auger and Marc Dupuis, while Team Leader Martin Metz visited potential project locations.
Marc Dupuis Firefighter from Quebec and Kate Auger NP from Ontario attending early morning meeting with other NGOs to determine local projects in the area. Marc also spent some time organizing medical supply donations while at Haiti Communitere. These supplies were graciously donated by La Coop des Paramédics de l’Outaouais. and purchased by friends of CMAT through Health Partners International, Canada.
CMAT continues to appeal for donations to help offset the cost of this project. Donations are gratefully accepted at CanadaHelps.org