The Mercy Ships Disaster Response Team was activated within hours after the earthquake occurred.
That according to Mercy Ships CEO Sam Smith, who says that the organization, which runs a famed hospital ship, is in communication its partners on the ground there and is mobilizing its tained teams.
"We will be sending teams from now into the years ahead," Smith said in an email to Paltalk News Network producer Alan Jasie. "The devastation is substantial. For Hurricane Rita for instance we had over 60 mercy teams respond so I would expect our total response to be even larger for the size of this tragedy."