Monday, May 9, 2011
up for rent in Haiti
I read recently that it will take Japan two years to clear away the rubble from the tsunami - and that's Japan. Why people expect Haiti to have it taken care of in less than that time is beyond me. And yet the slow pace must be driving some to despair. So many have gone on to the next thing - New Zealand, Japan, the recent storms and floods in the American midwest - and there will be more. But it's not over in Haiti. It's barely begun, sad to say.
I wonder what it will be like when I arrive in Haiti this fall if all goes as I hope. I'm still not sure where they will put me - but it will work out. I'll have a roof over my head, which is more than so many people do. It's going to be very difficult to see in person this devastation. To see the place where the cathedral and convent and schools once stood. To visit Darbonne, where most of the campus was flattened - though the rectory, at least, was still standing and usable, cracks and all.
So that's why I am grateful to find this tiny article buried on msn.
charity building small rental homes in northern Haiti
The key information:
"The Mission of Hope project near the town of Cabaret will consist of 500 simple homes in bright pastel colors, each with a couple of fruit trees to provide food and a source of extra income to the families, said Jay Cherry, who is coordinating the project for the charity based in Fort Myers, Florida."
Thanks be to God that a few more will be taken care of.