Uncommon Beauty: Giving, Getting Relief in Haiti
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.