In Haiti, every rubble pile has a story

One simply has to stop and listen.
Every evening after dinner, there is a team meeting where the site project leaders give updates and the camp leaders share progress in the community and with other NGO’s. There is also a discussion topic that is open to everyone.

Tonight, the discussion was how to handle kids on the job sites. There is naturally a high premium placed on safety, and there is always a risk that a child could mis-use a tool, get hit by rubble, or any other myriad of potential injuries. On the flip side, they are generally eager to help out (much more so than the adults in most cases. One of our volunteers who is native Haitian has been listening to the families share stories of what the 37 seconds was like. I will catch this on video tomorrow as we get started on a new site.

The stories she has heard so far have moved her to tears.

Love to all


1 Response to “In Haiti, every rubble pile has a story”

  1. 1 mom March 5, 2010 at 10:22

    katie, thanks for the blogging. I read it at least three times a day. thanks for the phone call from Philip to let me know you two are remaining safe. I wish I could be there to help. Can’t wait to see you soon. should I order Prestige Beer for you?

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