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EDWARD SITES HELPS PLAN RESCUE
(Pittsburgh, Penna.) Dr. Edward Sites, a trustee of the Gettysburg Seminary Endowment Foundation, and former chair of the Seminary’s Board of Directors, assisted in the emergency rescue of 53 orphans from the massive destruction in Haiti’s recent earthquake.
Sites, a scholar and retired lead administrator of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, said “I participated in the core group that planned the extremely complex and eventually successful emergency flight to Haiti to bring a planeload of orphans from Haiti to Pittsburgh.” Sites was on the plane with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and others who eventually received help from the White House to advance through the red tape to get clearance for the 53 very young Haitians. Sites added “it was a very stressful, exhausting and yet exhilarating effort with many stories to tell.”