Area doctors to join rescue work in Haiti


Last updated 1/21/2010 at Noon

A team of doctors, medical assistants and support staff who give entirely of themselves for the Haiti missionary trips includes Harold Bither, the founder of the Haiti Endowment Fund, on the extreme left with Dr. Combs, of Rancho Family Medical Group, standing behind him.

The 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12 left much of Haiti in ruins with a rising death toll. A 25 person team, with doctors from Rancho Family Medical Group in Temecula, is leaving January 25 and 26 to offer help at the clinic compound run by the Haiti Endowment Fund which was founded 25 years ago by Temecula pastor Harold Bither and his wife, Natalie.

Their plan is to rotate teams of medical personnel in and out of the clinic over the next few months. The compound can house 200 people and hundreds of patients a day can be treated at the clinic. The organization also feeds and educates 3,...

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