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Seven Corners

January 18, 2010 09:06 ET

Seven Corners Medical Director Is Leading a Team to Assist and Care for the Victims of the Haitian Earthquake Tragedy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - Seven Corners' Medical Director, Dr. William Barker, is on the ground in Port-Au-Prince treating the victims of the Haitian earthquake and coordinating evacuation efforts for Seven Corners' members. Dr. Barker and his team were one of the first to arrive on the scene.

Seven Corners has more than 100 clients currently in Haiti and has been in constant communication with them. As conditions permit, Seven Corners will be able to coordinate evacuation efforts for clients that still remain there. Seven Corners has set up an Alarm Center for assisting victims & families affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti. Members and family can call 1-800-462-0368 to request assistance locating loved ones. Seven Corners Assist's Security Firm is providing hourly updates of any news as soon as it becomes available.

The U.S. Department of State and the Red Cross are coordinating efforts to get U.S. Citizen out of Haiti. Currently, the endangered area of Port-Au-Prince is the priority. Citizens, group leaders, and coordinators in Haiti can contact the Task Force at acspap@state.gov or by phone at (outside of Haiti 011-509) 2229-8672, 2229-8322, 2229-8089 or 2229-8942. The Red Cross also has a website, http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/haiti/people, to assist you in locating family members.

The recent earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, struck near Port-au-Prince at 4:53 PM Eastern time on 1/12/2010. Communications are difficult and for that reason, the U.S. Department of State has also created a task force to monitor the emergency. People in the U.S. or Canada with information or inquiries about U.S. Citizens in Haiti may reach the Haiti Task force at 888-407-4747. The number outside the U.S. and Canada is 202-501-4444.

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