MSU nurses, nursing students to travel to Haiti with medical supplies

Submitted Photo Minot State nurses Melissa Fettig and Renee Duncan, along with nursing students Laura Gray, Alexandra Hemingson, and Mecaila Martin will travel to Haiti March 9-16 to deliver medical supplies and health services to people there. Fettig said a group also went to Haiti last year. Pictured is a submitted photo from last year’s trip.

Minot State University student health clinic director Melissa Fettig and nursing instructor Renee Duncan and MSU nursing students Laura Gray, Alexandra Hemingson and Mecaila Martin will travel to Haiti March 9-16 to deliver medical supplies and health services, according to Fettig. The students will be giving up their spring break to go on the trip.

MSU representatives also traveled to Haiti last year.

“The area we are returning to is the One Family Foundation in Croix De Bouquet, which includes an orphanage, school, and church,” said Fettig in an email. “Our group will be providing supplies and medical care to approximately 80 children ages 0-18 at the foundation. We will also be traveling to a remote location in the mountains near Croix De Bouquet. It is about a day’s travel on very rough terrain. The people in these mountains are very poor with no electricity and water is a long distance away. It’s very tropical, but very cold at night. Most people live in the mountains and Haitians in general cannot afford the little fee for health service or even the $1.50 for transportation. Both adults and children die for this very reason. Our group is planning on taking 20 suitcases full of needed medical supplies.”

People who would like to make tax-deductible donations can send them to Melissa Fettig or Renee Duncan, Minot State University, 500 University West, Minot, N.D. 58707. Donors are asked to make out checks to Third World Missions. Donations will be used to purchase medicine and medical supplies.