Volunteer Stories

Team CRUDEM: Ludlow, MA Administrative Volunteers

Many hands make light work and it takes a village . . . Both of these lively phrases beautifully convey the cooperative volunteer effort that keeps CRUDEM Foundation operating so smoothly. Read More

Adventures in Haiti

In 1998, I was newly retired from the local Trauma One Center Hospital (Shands) in Jacksonville, Fl. where I spent a thirty year nursing career in the OR. During that time, I came to... Read More

George M. Fipp, M.D.’s Legacy Still Energizes Jacksonville, Florida

Serving others had been a lifetime calling for Jacksonville, Florida orthopedic surgeon, George M. Fipp, and Haiti topped his list of medical mission and philanthropic work. Read More

God’s Call, Her Bliss

My journey to Haiti happened unexpectedly four years ago when I signed up for my first-ever mission trip with my nursing school, Crown College. Read More

Extraordinary Team Work Saves Infant’s Life!

Progress at Hôpital Sacré Coeur continues. The case of baby Dorfils illustrates how far we have come and how even the less than glamorous jobs can save lives. Read More

HAITI LOG for Tim McCall

On January 12 a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, destroying hospitals and infrastructure throughout the area. The following is a journal of a week I spent working as an anesthesiologist with a surgical... Read More

Dr. Lovejoy’s Haiti Response Journal

Haiti suffers a 7.0 Richter earthquake. Center is near PAP and all the major structures are damaged- the Presidential Palace, the docks, the cathedral and most of the homes. Literally thousands of people are... Read More

Carolyn Cordtz, RN – 2010 Earthquake Blog

Omg what a day. This place is amazing. They have really stepped it up to take care of all these people. Read More

The Cordtz Family of Atlanta, Georgia

Since the earthquake of January 2010, the Cordtz family has become very involved with Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Days after the disaster, Sheila Kearney Cordtz was asked by fellow Malta member, Hope Carter, to help... Read More

Awakening Hearts: Three Months as a Volunteer Nurse Leader

I first started volunteering at CRUDEM after the January 2010 earthquake. It was my first experience working as a volunteer nurse, my first experience working in a developing country, and my first experience doing... Read More