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Uncommon Beauty: Giving, Getting Relief in Haiti

Uncommon Beauty: Giving, Getting Relief in Haiti
EDV Media Director via flickr

The massive earthquake that devastated much of Haiti may have occurred nine months ago, but the after effects are still being felt throughout the country as millions continue to struggle without homes, little food or access to basic services. The need for volunteers remains great, but as you can see, it’s not all work and no play for those heeding the call to help.

This shot is of an aid worker with a group called European Disaster Volunteers (EDV) enjoying a quiet respite from her work. The group is deployed in Haiti in conjunction with GrassRoots United (GRU), an international disaster response organization that provides resources and connectivity to groups looking to operate quickly in disaster environments.

Together EDV and GRU have continued to make a difference in helping Haiti along the road to recovery long after all the television news cameras have gone.

If anyone deserves a day off, it’s these hard-working volunteers. On Sundays they head to the beach, or relax at a BBQ; a nice reward after what is certainly one of the toughest work weeks anywhere in the world.

If you’re interested in volunteering with EDV, visit their website. If you prefer to donate to EDV’s efforts, click here.

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  • Rendingo2

    I went to High School and was very close with Sam, the founder of Grass Roots. I am so extremely proud of him. He has always had that spirit. I remember him being absent from school during our Senior year because he was in Honduras building houses!