MMRC is proud to have been featured in several well respected traditional and online media outlets over the past few months. We will continue to keep this page updated as future articles and features are published.
If you are interested in interviewing or documenting MMRC, please contact:
Nanci K. Murdock, CFA
Extreme Media Contact
Phone: (514) 654-5223
Big Thanks (again!) to Chris Plunkett, host of the Disaster Recovery Hour, for following up with Nanci on November 20, 2010.
MP3 playback: http://bit.ly/azLqDk
We are immensely thankful to Rene Breummer of the Montreal Gazette for the incredible coverage they gave us on October 28, 2010. You can read the entire story here:
MMRC In The Montreal Gazette. Merci!
A complete playback of the radio show can be found here at: http://bit.ly/ak6F1m After spending time with MMRC, we cannot thank Chris Plunkett enough for personally funding BP’s return trip to Haiti. Thank You!
MMRC gratefully thanks Kitt Doucette, Cody Doucette and Men’s Journal for the time they took to embed with us for two weeks and for the generous and kind feature we received in their article. The article has brought increased attention to our organization and will greatly contribute to our ongoing funding requirements.
“In two weeks on the ground in Haiti, working with a number of different volunteer organizations, I was not able to locate a single Red Cross volunteer. I did see two decrepit buildings with the Red Cross insignia painted on the outside, but both were vacant – and numerous e-mails I sent requesting comment went unanswered.” – Kitt Doucette, Men’s Journal, October 2010
“I think of what we could get done if we had the smallest fraction of [the donated] money. I’m proud of what we’re able to get done, but man, if. We could run our entire program on a few grand a month.” -Paul Waggoner (Little Paul) in Men’s Journal, October 2010
MMRC would also like to thank Dennis Rosen, MD, for the time he spent in Haiti and for the article he published featuring Big Paul in May 2010.
Like so many others I met in Haiti, Big Paul is someone who has transformed himself into a modern day superhero out of necessity born from a very strong sense of obligation and commitment to helping his fellow human, regardless of the difficulty. He seems to have all of Port au Prince on speed dial. His status there is legendary, and he solves dozens of problems a day and just makes things happen.
You can find the entire article here: MMRC in Psychology Today (blog) May, 2010
While not technically in the news, MMRC loves the comment left on a blog by Micaela Terese:
I spent over 10 weeks as a volunteer nurse at University of Miami Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and I worked closely with MMRC and “Big Paul” as we call him. Having done a lot of international volunteering and having worked with numerous organizations in Haiti, I can truly say that Paul Sebring and Paul Waggoner are two of the people that get the most done in Haiti. I called them up in the middle of the night looking for a unit of blood to save someone’s life and they got it done, I called them many times–in the middle of intense rain storms or riots or before dawn–to help transfer a patient or get supplies and they did it, I triaged a 30+ person truck accident involving over 15 badly injured Americans in Haiti and MMRC was there every step of the way. They are truly amazing and wonderful people and I don’t know what Port-au-Prince would do without them (I guarantee every hospital there would agree with me). Please, please, please check out their website and donate if you can. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about them! Thanks!
Thank you Micaela.