Meek Records Rescue in Haiti

Rep. Meek recorded a rescue of a girl in Port-au-Prince. Meek is with Miami-Dade Urban Search and Rescue. Rep. Kendrick Meek, whose district includes “Little Haiti” arrived in Haiti yesterday.  He flew to Miami then Santo Domingo the was driven to the border of Haiti. How he got from the border to Port-au-Prince is anyone’s guess.

Geraldo and Kendrick

A few notes from Kendrick’s press sec Adam Sharon:

Since Tuesday night, he was fielding regular calls from constituents who were stranded, and lost loved ones in Haiti

·  On Thursday night in Miami, he convened in four hours an emergency community wide meeting attended by 300 plus people to coordinate the rescue effort amongst first responders, relief experts, and the Haitian American community in Miami

·  On Saturday he met with Vice President Biden in Miami in Little Haiti and then again at Homestead Reserve Base in Homestead, Florida.

·  On Saturday night he bought his own 1 way ticket from Miami to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on American Airlines.  He landed at 12:30 a.m. (Sunday morning), secured a drive from a Dominican local and together they drove through the night to the Dominican-Haiti border and then crossed into Haiti during sun up arriving at the airport at around 7a EST on Sunday.