posts tagged with Haiti earthquake recovery

A "SHOUT OUT" of thanks to relief workers from Haiti to Pakistan to China

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I have to give a "shout out" of thanks - THANK YOU! - to disaster relief workers around the world. Looking at the natural disasters of 2010 and the incredible ongoing service these quiet heroes provide year round - in the most austere conditions - a wave of gratitude surges through me.

On a trip to Haiti just a few months after the earthquake, I was able to see firsthand the incredible work that aid workers do on behalf of untold numbers of people in dire need. The personal risk, hardship and extreme challenges these workers undertake seems overwhelming to me. However, they wake up each day to extend their hands and hearts to help others make it through another day...

Mapping the Way to Long Term Recovery

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Working with InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based non-profits working internationally, and with the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center, we are helping develop a mapping program associated with ongoing recovery work in Haiti. The goal of the project is to create a web-based map (see prototype) that will show where all of the non-profits are working across Haiti, who they are, what they do, what their capacity is, who they serve, etc.

Firsthand look at Haiti five months after the earthquake

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4:45a.m. was an early start, but I had no problem jumping out of bed as I was motivated by the prospect of traveling to Haiti to see firsthand the status of recovery efforts in the earthquake-decimated city of Port au Prince. The trip was organized by the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center; CHF, a non-governmental organization (NGO), and Executives Without Borders.