Medical Team Providing Aid in Carigara

Medical Team Providing Aid in Carigara
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Mike Lee

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Los Angeles where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

Currently, 65 TR volunteers are deployed on Operation: Seabird, divided among the cities of Manila, Tacloban, and Carigara. Bravo Team 1 conducted building improvements and stabilization of a field hospital in Carigara, and the 26-person DMAT is fully operational.  Yesterday, three babies were delivered while hundreds of patients waited in line to be treated.

Meanwhile, TR is coordinating daily with the World Health Organization and working with Relief International to ensure the ongoing needs of patients in Carigara will continue to be met once TR’s medical personnel return to the States.

Below is a map created by the Australian Government outlining the humanitarian presence throughout the Philippines (click image for expanded view).

Mapping the presence of NGOs providing relief in the Philippines, created by the Australian Government DOD.
Mapping the presence of NGOs providing relief in the Philippines, created by the Australian DOD.