Port-au-Prince Earthquake Relief & Rebuilding

Dec 19, 2010

Big Potential but Need of Collaboration

We have not been able to return to Port-au-Prince since April. We have, however, been able to receive insight to the situation from our director of medical efforts who has passed through a few times since then and led medical efforts in a camp and an orphanage there.  We still believe that the plan outlined in previous updates of creating a sustainable kitchen as well as successfully organizing the camp and building a palm leaf shelter to serve each group of 25 shelters is a completely practical plan that will engage many people on the ground, provide work in areas that they are skilled in, and will be highly acceptable and understandable to those in need, putting them in the position of power to work toward pulling themselves out of this situation. We would absolutely love to execute this plan but we have faced danger in the past. We are sure that with the collaboration of others, this can be successfully executed. We are unsure, however, if we will be able to act without collaboration. I regret to report that we don't have any photos yet, but we do now have a camera, thankfully, and the possibility of a trip to Port-au-Prince within the upcoming months. Thank you for your support.  



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Project Leader

Caitlin McHale

Winchester, VA United States

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