Heinz Awards to honor relief workers, others

April 23, 2015 4:19 AM

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Days after an earthquake rocked Haiti in January 2010, William McNulty logged on to his Facebook account in Washington, D.C., and read a posting from his friend, Jacob Wood of Los Angeles, who was seeking volunteers to travel immediately to the devastated Caribbean country to provide medical aid and assistance.

Both men, former U.S. Marines, tapped their experience serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to recruit and direct a 60-member emergency response team — comprised mainly of veterans — which quickly established a base in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, and provided disaster relief for 18 days.

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