* Photo supplied. Helping hand: Angel Wings International staff prepares for load up the flight that will take off this week Thursday from Florida to Haiti.
* Photo supplied. Helping hand: Angel Wings International staff prepares for load up the flight that will take off this week Thursday from Florida to Haiti.
More than 300,000 pounds of supplies have been donated to Cornerstone Foundation to help Haiti's earthquake victims.

Today a team of Bermudian doctors and volunteers will leave for Haiti to deliver medical supplies, food, nutritional cookies, diapers, medicines and manpower to the ravaged nation.

The relief effort is being led by local charity the Cornerstone Foundation in conjunction with U.S. medical aid organization Angel Wings International.

Angel Wings International is sending down a team of qualified trained medical professionals including general practitioners, surgeons, pediatricians, gynecologists and French-Creole speaking nurses.

"Due to the abundance of donated supplies our budget has grown to $120,000 which includes setting up three field hospitals this week and chartering a flight to carry equipment from Florida to Port au Prince," explained Cornerstone's pastor Gary Simons. "Thus far we have raised $70,000."

Volunteers from Bermuda joining Pastors Gary Simons, Eversley Lewis and Joshua Samuels are Dr. Gregory Bernius, structural engineer Bruce Perinchief, Dr. Ken-Garfield Douglas, Mr. Stephen Lowe - project manager during Hurricane Katrina - Nicole Jackson, and 10 others who will provide help and counsel, and conduct feeding programmes in Haiti.

Pastor Simons said: "This is a critical time. We will be able to save many lives if we are willing to make it a priority to give to make an impact on the people of Haiti."

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