Israel, Operation Blessing Send 2nd Team to Haiti

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JERUSALEM, Israel - A second Israeli medical team with the help of CBN's Operation Blessing is on its way to Haiti.

The Israeli medical professionals gathered at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport for the 6,500 mile journey to quake ravaged country. They'll bring their expertise to the people of Haiti on a life and death mission.

Danny Maor is their team leader.

"I hope as many people will be alive and not dead due to the fact that we're there. It's as simple as that," Maor said.

He leads a highly motivated team.

"It's impossible to sit in the comfort of your home and do nothing; just watch all these disasters happening and just remain in your seat. You actually have to do something," logistics coordinator Galit Cohen said.

The medical team was organized by IsraAID, an Israeli humanitarian organization. They're partnering with CBN's Operation Blessing.

"Operation Blessing actually complements the stuff that we do," IsraAID founder Shachar Zahavi said. "With all the logistics and all the connections that Operation Blessing has in the field, it's really important for us."

Operation Blessing Israel Director Charmaine Hedding said this cooperation is saving lives.

"Operation Blessing offers all the ground support and IsraAID sends in the professional medical team mostly to go in and we work together on the ground to save lives," Hedding said.

This is the second team Operation Blessing and IsraAID have sent to Haiti. The first team is making a significant impact on the ground.

"It's been amazing," Hedding exclaimed. "On one day in particular, they helped over 400 people. They've gone into stadiums. They've set up a field hospital. It's been an incredible experience of working successfully on the ground."

"It's really a unique thing to work together and to save lives together as a team," she said.

Both Operation Blessing and IsraAID plan to send more volunteers to help the needy people of Haiti.

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