Many NOLS graduates are involved in humanitarian development and relief work worldwide, and at least five are currently involved in earthquake relief efforts in Chile and Haiti.
- Tom Turley, who has been featured in other blogs, has been engaged in
humanitarian efforts in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in the wake of the 2004
tsunami, and in California during the 2007 fire season. He is now in
Haiti helping with earthquake relief with the organization, Americares.
- NOLS WMI grad Sara Nelson wrote recently, “Just got back from two weeks in Haiti, working at a field hospital about 45 minutes outside of Port-Au-Prince.” Sara is an ER doctor in Maine.
- Graham Brant-Zawadzki, also a WMI grad, is heading to Haiti this summer with a group of physicians, nurses, and medical school students to work with and help train Haitian heath care workers.
- Shane Young (pictured above), also a WMI grad, headed to Haiti soon after the earthquake struck and used his Wilderness EMT skills to help with relief efforts.
- David Edson, who spent 80 days in Patagonia with NOLS, headed back to Chile with the nonprofit relief organization Convoy of Hope.
NOLS is proud that these and other NOLS graduates have dedicated their lives to helping others. If you know other NOLS grads involved in humanitarian efforts, let us know.