3 Weeks in Haiti
An Extraordinary True Story of Service, Friendship and Hope.
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
A group of friends and strangers unite to help hungry orphans in Haiti after the devastating Jan 12th, 2010 earthquake.
I just downloaded this book this morning because I can't figure out how a photographer goes to Haiti in a disaster to do more than take pictures but actually does something more. I have only read a little bit and so far I find it very intriguing and a great read.
What a journey!!!
An amazing TRUE story of courage, determination, and service! A MUST read!
There is so much in this book about disaster relief efforts I will never respond to their TV ads in the same way. The waste, inefficiencies, bloat and disorganization was simply sickening - and fascinating. I could not put the book down.
Michael Andrew joins a small group of individuals who "want to make a difference" after the Haitian earthquake of 2010. Upon their arrival they soon discover the disaster agencies don't need or want them. Michael determines to GPS tag lost orphanages and with the help of an iPhone, volunteers stateside, a few highly dedicated NGO officers and military contacts delivers tents, food and clothing to those lost between the cracks. His ideas about organizing future relief efforts are interesting too.
There is a lot of background information including his world famous iPhone photo of Evan Monsignac who was buried alive for four weeks, the clandestine use of Tap Taps to deliver supplies, agency rivalries, carnage and malaria.
After reading the book one is left with a great appreciation for life and also the heroics of the people who staff these flawed, but vital volunteer organizations.