SOURCE: Columbus Communications

Columbus Communications

Columbus Communications

July 06, 2012 12:19 ET

Columbus Communications Gets to Work Helping Broken Earth in Haiti

FREEPORT, THE BAHAMAS--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2012) - Columbus Communications Inc., who recently made a five-year commitment to aid Broken Earth, an assembly of health care practitioners who responded with medical aid in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquakes, sent ceo Brendan Paddick to deliver the first donation to the team in Haiti.

Mr. Paddick spent several days touring medical facilities, visiting with patients and observing the team at work during emergency situations and surgeries. "After spending time with the Broken Earth Team and witnessing firsthand their amazing work, there is no doubt that their efforts are making an immediate positive impact. Our job at Columbus is to work with Broken Earth and other sponsors to make a sustainable difference in an effort to improve the quality of health care services and future prospects of the people of Haiti."

Team Broken Earth's mission is to provide ongoing direct medical care to those Haitians in need, to train Haitian doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to better provide care to their patients, to collect and supply needed medical supplies and equipment, and to establish and fund sustainable health care programs in rural areas of Haiti.

Go to brokenearth.ca/ to find out more about donating or getting involved with Broken Earth. Follow Broken Earth and Columbus' activities on the ground in Haiti via Twitter: @brendanpaddick, @fureyandrew and @teambrokenearth.

About Columbus Communications:
Columbus Communications Inc. is a privately held diversified telecommunications company based in Barbados. The Company operates in Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada and Curacao and provides digital cable television, broadband Internet, digital landline telephony under the brand name, FLOW and corporate data services under the brand Columbus Business Solutions. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Columbus Networks, the Company provides capacity and IP services, corporate data solutions and data center hosting throughout 23 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. Through its fully protected, ringed submarine fiber optic network spanning close to 18,000 km and its 21,000 km terrestrial fibre and coaxial network, Columbus' 1,900 plus employees provide advanced telecom services to a diverse residential and corporate client base of close to 500,000 customers.

About Broken Earth:

Broken Earth is a team of physicians, nurses and physiotherapists from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada who have joined together to support relief efforts in Haiti. In January, 2010 a 7Mw earthquake, with more than 50 aftershocks, left Haiti in dire need of outside, volunteer medical assistance. Medical professionals from Newfoundland stepped in to help provide their expertise and help in the aftermath of one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent history. The team has become a tremendous force in Haiti, capable of caring for more than 500 patients per week. 

Broken Earth provides direct, ongoing medical care to the people of Haiti with six medical relief efforts completed over the past two years. In addition to direct medical care, the organization works to train Haitian doctors, nurses and allied healthcare workers and collect and supply medication and medical supplies to this disaster-stricken area. The Broken Earth team is working to establish and fund sustainable programs throughout rural Haiti.