Representatives from Union College’s International Rescue and Relief Program met with Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska on February 18 to discuss conditions in Haiti. IRR majors Brittany Nunez, Sarah Sexton and David Skau joined assistant director John Thomas for the meeting, which also included members of Haiti response teams from Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Senator Johanns called the meeting to learn more about the situation in Haiti as he and other government leaders look for ways to best aid recovery efforts in the impoverished country.
The three students each served on one of Union’s three trips to Haiti since an earthquake devastated the country on January 12. Working with ACTS World Relief, a total of sixteen students, two staff and three recent IRR graduates have assisted with relief efforts.