Senn Delaney employees open hearts and wallets to help Haiti recover
Feb 5, 2010
February 5, 2010
In a heartfelt effort, Senn Delaney employees recently raised thousands of dollars, which the company matched in donations, to help the long-term recovery effort in Haiti.
The funds were donated to the International Medical Corps (IMC). IMC's long-term recovery effort in Haiti is in partnership with the government and people of Haiti to rebuild medical infrastructure and to fill the gaps left by the death and displacement of health care workers. Within days of arriving in Port-Au-Prince, IMC recruited a team of Haitian medical students who are learning to provide emergency care from IMC's qualified staff. In the communities outside the capital, IMC is training nurses to conduct more advanced wound care and treatment.
“The tragic earthquake that devastated Haiti was felt around the world, and it deeply touched everyone at Senn Delaney,” said President and CEO Jim Hart. “Our company and employees are dedicated to truly making a difference in our world through the work we do with larger corporations. In concert with that vision, our employees wanted to express their support in helping Haiti recover and rebuild. Their generosity and caring for the people of Haiti is just one example of how Senn Delaney employees respond in times of real need to truly make a difference."
Senn Delaney's donation will help build the capacity of remaining health workers in critical areas such as maternal health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and mental health and psychosocial support as well as pharmacy management, sanitation and hygiene, and emergency response.
“This kind of training and programming lays the foundation for sustainable change and saves lives for years to come. We believe that when people of Haiti are secure about their own health and that of their families, they can turn their constructive efforts towards rebuilding their country,” added Hart.