After a few weeks in Haiti
November 04, 2016
BENEFITING: WAVES FOR WATER
Hurricane Mathew left a trail of death and devastation as it passed through Haiti. The already brittle infrastructure of the country was brought to it's knees as entire villages were leveled by the hurricane. Roads, structures, homes and crops destroyed; people injured, futures compromised. It is important that we help these communities get back on their feet.
There are SO many wonderful organizations out there helping make a difference. they are giving people aid and tools to move past the disaster and helping rebuild the country at the wake of hurricane Mathew. One organization that has been there, on the ground, since the beginning is Waves4Water. It was actually one of their pictures (which I used for this campaign) that really struck a cord with me.
It was a picture of a boy, of perhaps 4 years of age sitting alone on a pile of rubble. The pile used to be his house, all that was left was the roof which was completely collapsed and sat 2 feet above the ground. In the scorching heat he was crouching under it. This image shattered me, I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like at that age to be in that situation. Alone, scared, hiding underneath the place that used to be your home; now broken and reduced to a pile of rubble. It broke my heart, but it also shook me to my core. I can't possibly sit by untouched, unfazed, un affected.
In this era of political turmoil and constant natural disasters we seem to be moving from one news event to the next. We are missing the details, we are not seeing the people, we are lost in the headlines. I cannot stand by. I need to help. While I am not sure what I should do; I do know someone that does.
Jon Rose from Waves4Water is currently in Haiti bringing clean water to devastated villages and helping in the rebuilding process. I want to raise money so that he can continue to help people and provide them with water and hope. After all, clean water is a basic need and a human right yet so many people do not have access to it. Especially now in Haiti. Please help. All the funds are going to the Waves4Water initiative which helps set up clean water filters and drinking water solutions to places in need.
All photos taken from the Waves4Water instagram account.