BOISE - A small group of nurses and a pastor from Idaho left for Haiti early Monday morning to help with earthquake relief efforts.
Around 6:30 a.m. the faith based group called Open Hands Relief Ministry boarded a plane and are bound for Port-au-Prince.
Our photographer caught up with the group of doctors and nurses as they were leaving from the Boise Airport.
Pastor Tim McFarlane with the group says they already have a group working down there right now.
The group is expected to be there for two weeks.
McFarlane says they're working with the University of Miami and are rotating teams of doctors and nurses in Haiti.
With all the international news of 8 Idahoans being jailed in Haiti we asked if he was reluctant to go.
"You know we're a little bit apprehensive. But I'm feeling pretty good about it. We have a good team on the ground there now. Things are already set up. I've been told we have good security. There's food and water for the doctors and nurses. So I'm feeling pretty good about it." said McFarlane.
They expect to be put right to work when they land in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
The group will meet up with nurses from Colorado and another group from Columbus, Ohio.
The group previously went to New Orleans to help after Hurricane Katrina.
"They got down there about three weeks ago, and they've got their second team in there and we'll be their third team and then we have other teams lined up. As long as the need is there and as long as the money is available that we can send teams down and as long as I have people who are willing to go, it looks like we may have three or four or five teams that will be willing to go in there." said Tim McFarlane with the Open Hands Relief Ministry.