Update from Dixie- January 29
29 January 12:10 PM
We went out and bought more blankets and supplies to take back to Haiti. It took 6 shopping carts and 2 taxis to get it back to the hotel. We bought every blanket that we could find because our staff has told us that everyone is freezing sleeping on the groud and they need blankets. Today, I rented a van to go to other Walmarts stores to buy more blankets. We will also go to Costco to get some food to take back with us. We will return to Haiti on Saturday afternoon and then start handing out supplies on Monday.
Everyone is so nice to us. We went to Dollar Rent-a-Car and the people at the counter did what they could to make our rental go smoothly. We will return to Haiti on Vision Airlines again. I do not know what we would have done without them during this crisis. If they had not brought charters into Haiti, we would not have been able to take the American adopted children to Miami or have returned to Haiti with supplies. Now, they are taking us back into Haiti after taking the adopted children into Canada I could not have left if I had not know we could get back in!
As we left Canada, we went through securtiy in Toronto. I had not been through security entering the USA since all of the trouble they had on the flight to Detroit. It is WILD! I feel sorry for anyone traveling to the USA. It took 2 hours to get through the whole security line!!! I was upset. How many times has US born citizens been part of terrorists attacks on airlines? So why do we have to be patted down, step on special mats that are checking for who knows what, and have our clothing and hands swabbed for explosives?? The lines were HUGE!! We had 3 hours between planes and we needed that much time to make it through security!
No Matter what the different countries do to make security better, the people who are crazy and try to get things on planes...will probably find a way. And the rest of us will just be extremely inconvenienced!
The different medical groups in Haiti are now calling for nurses instead of doctors. They need nurses to help care for the patient that have had surgery or just with wounds.
I am supposed to be making an appearanceon the Larry King Show on CNN tonight at 9 PM. We will be talking about the displaced children and how to find their parents.
Posted on Fri, January 29, 2010