The generosity of West Michigan has been apparent as we’ve already received support in every category mentioned below. Our patients can join OAM physicians and staff in relief efforts for Haiti in the following ways.
To help, please contact us at 616-459-7101 and tell the operator you’re calling about “Help for Haiti.”
Private Donations: OAM is taking financial contributions that go directly to buy medical supplies to help Haiti survivors. All funds donated to OAM will go directly to supplies and will not be used to compensate OAM physicians or staff for time spent in Haiti or for travel expenses. At this time, contributions are not tax deductible though we are working to establish a fund that will qualify as a tax deduction in the near future.
Support our Partners: OAM is working in collaboration with Partners in Health, a non-profit organization that has been providing medical assistance to Haiti for over 20 years. Without their leadership, knowledge, and access OAM would not be able to help in such a significant way.
The Double Harvest project is located approximately one-half hour east of Port-au-Prince, near the town of Croix des Bouquets. The project includes a 200-acre farm, a school with a Sponsor a Child program, a medical/surgical clinic, and a benevolent housing project. Double Harvest feeds over 300 children daily and serves the medical needs of 5 surrounding communities. During the earthquake disaster, Double Harvest has served as a field hospital, using converted classrooms and other space to house and care for injured victims and their families. In addition, Double Harvest has generously opened their doors to provide room and board for up to 50 volunteers at a time.To donate direct, visit their websites for more details.
Corporate Donations: OAM is trying to secure corporate donations of medical supplies as well as coordinate travel with other corporations that are flying into Haiti. If you have a connection to resources that would aid us in securing resources or help us get additional physicians on the ground
Support at Home: From keeping our physicians and staff in your thoughts and prayers to exercising patience if your appointment has to be rescheduled or you’re asked to see a different OAM doctor due to staff being in Haiti, your support goes a long way!