UWM Teacher: Brother Found Alive in Haiti Hotel Elevator Shaft

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Video: A French-speaking news report from TF1 showing the rescue of Karen Moore's brother, Dan Woolley
(His rescue comes about 1:25 into the video.)

MILWAUKEE - It's a joyous day for a teaching assistant at UWM.

Karen Moore said she found out Friday morning that her brother, Dan Woolley, was found alive in an elevator shaft in the Hotel Montana in Haiti after Tuesday's earthquake.

"They found him in an elevator shaft in the Hotel Montana after 60 hours," said Karen on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News."

Those 60 hours were harrowing and anxious for Dan's family, including Karen.

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Mike Elliott letting "Wisconsin's Morning News" know Melissa Elliott was found
Dr. Ron and Ronnie Pruhs, who have done service work in Haiti for years, on 620WTMJ's Wisconsin's Morning News

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Sampling of Haiti-Serving Charities with Milwaukee Connections:
American Red Cross of Southeastern Wisconsin
Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee World Mission Ministries
Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee Haiti Project
Friends for Health in Haiti 
Gesu Parish in Milwaukee, twinning with St. Jude's Church in Haiti
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Milwaukee, twinning with Norwich Mission House in Haiti
Our Little Brothers and Sisters
Salvation Army of Southeastern Wisconsin
St. Francis Cabrini Parish in West Bend's Haiti Outreach
St. Mary's of Hales Corners
Three Angels Children's Relief

Other Efforts: 
Text HAITI to 90999 and $10 will be donated automatically to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill
MSNBC's List of Charitable Organizations

"His wife, my sister-in-law, got a call from the State Department early this morning," explained Karen.

Dan, from Colorado Springs, was serving AIDS patients in Haiti with Compassion International.

They had been following updates on a Facebook group that family and friends used to keep updated on those in the Hotel Montana.

"It was just a roller coaster, up and down and all over the place, and really eye opening, too."

She said that rescuers are still looking for one of Dan's partners with the group.

Karen explained they will fly Dan out of Haiti at an unknown time.