And for a former White House Advisor, that's saying a lot.
"I've been around in my life," Studdert, of Alpine said. "I headed a presidential inaugural. I've been on diplomatic assignments to over one hundred countries. I've headed presidential summits. But I've never seen anything like this astounding response. I can't run fast enough."
Studdert, also a former LDS mission president and stake president, is galvanizing a rescue mission to Haiti, and on Wednesday began asking for help from former LDS missionaries, or anyone with construction, medical or language skills.
Within a day, he was inundated with responses. So many, the best number he could give was hundreds.
"It says something about how good-hearted people are," he said.
Interested participants have also been e-mailing the Deseret News, and their responses were forwarded to Studdert.
Freud Noelizaire, a father of three girls, from Madison Heights, Va., wrote that he wanted to join the team to help his brothers and sisters in his homeland.