Miggi, O's lend helping hand
Before tonight's series opener against the Boston Red Sox, third baseman Miguel Tejada will present Project Medishare and one of its founders, Dr. Barth Green, with a check for $25,000 from the Orioles Charitable Foundation to assist in their Haitian earthquake relief efforts.
Project Medishare had a team of trauma doctors, led by Dr. Green, on the ground at the airport in Port-au-Prince following the January earthquake. Project Medishare is currently working closely with the Haitian Ministry of Health to coordinate medical relief efforts at the airport and other locations.
Project MediShare is operating the only trauma and critical care hospital in the country of Haiti, and are operating based out of massive tents at the Port-au-Prince airport. They have been working in Haiti since 1994, providing healthcare, education, and support to the Haitian people. Since the earthquake, they have treated over 20,000 patients and saved thousands of lives at their field hospital.
Tejada has been extremely active in the relief efforts. The morning after the earthquake, he helped collect food and water supplies and personally delivered the items to victims in Haiti. He has since sought additional fundraising, an effort that the Orioles are helping to coordinate.