It’s with great privilege and honour that I’m announcing my effort to do my part in the re-building of Haiti.

On Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The devastation:

– More than two million people were affected.
– Nearly 190,000 houses were damaged; of those, 105,000 were completely destroyed.
– More than 500,000 survivors remain homeless – a population as large as Oslo, Norway; Panama City, Panama; or Las Vegas, Nevada.

A dire need for helping hands
Haiti has long been the poorest country in the western hemisphere. In a country with few building inspectors and poor construction techniques, it was only a matter of time before tragedy struck.
When that tragedy appeared in the form of the January 2010 earthquake, the results were devastating. Thousands of buildings collapsed, killing 200,000 people.

Today, hundreds of thousands are still living in tents and permanent housing is Haiti’s greatest need. Our volunteers are helping Haitians get back on their feet by building highly earthquake- and hurricane-resistant houses.

March 25-31, 2012 – Partnered with the Grace Fuller Center, One Small House, and homeowners and local Haitian craftspeople I will be matching my effort to the efforts of other volunteers, in continuing a project that was started in Lambi  The project calls to construct six homes as part of a 56-home development already underway in Lambi, a site located between the cities of Carrefour and Leogane, not far from the epicenter of the earthquake.




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