By Jennifer Browning
Nightscape performed at a fundraising event at the Bierhaus in February raising over $7000 to assist Project Medishare’s earthquake relief efforts.
“We wanted to do it for someone who was on the ground knowing that it would go directly to people and immediately help those in need,” Bay Elliot of Nightscape said. “It was important for us to have the money go to an organization that would use the money immediately.”
During the event, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus will donate a portion of their proceeds to Project Medishare in support of their mission to provide quality healthcare to the people Haiti.
Project Medishare had the first international trauma team on the ground in Port-au-Prince after the January 12 earthquake. Within a week, Project Medishare set up and operated a 250-bed tent field hospital at the Port-au-Prince airport providing trauma and rehabilitation care to those affected by the devastating earthquake.
Currently, Project Medishare operates out of Bernard Mevs, a local community hospital. This important partnership allows medical volunteers to work side by side with our local Haitian medical staff.
Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare provides critical care and rehabilitation, as well as important training in all units including nursing, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, surgery, pharmacy and physical therapy. Project Medishare has hired 82 Haitian medical professionals in its efforts to empower the Haitian people to take over the operation in a step to improve Haiti’s healthcare system.