Update: Jordan’s Heading Home From Haiti

Remember my friend Jordan in Haiti?

I know many of you have kept him in your thoughts over the past week, so I thought I’d provide another update.

I heard from Jordan directly on Monday night. He liked the blog post (and all your well-wishes!) and wanted you to know that he’s coming home this week. This is actually due to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) policy — he’d actually prefer to stay there and help.

As I type, he’s in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. His team should be there for about three days to talk through the trauma with MSF psychologists. Then he’ll be off to New York…and then home to Portland, hopefully by the weekend. And , no worries — there’s another team of MSF volunteers already on the ground to take over and keep up the efforts that Jordan’s group started.

When Jordan gets back, I know he’s wanting to share his experience. I’m sure we’d all like to know what it’s really like on the ground, what’s needed to help and what it’s like to live through a major earthquake.

Here’s hoping I can convince Jordan to write a post for our blog — if you have questions for him, leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to get them answered!

P.S. Special thanks to Jordan’s mom Mary for giving me a call with updates. I’ll bet she’ll be relieved to have him home…but so very proud of his efforts!

P.P.S. You may have noticed that we have a new banner at the top of the blog. If you’d like a web banner or button yourself, you can download them right here. It’s a great, simple way to help make a difference for Haiti.