Kansas social worker travels to Haiti to help people in need
Last year, between 895,000 and 1.5 million people were left homeless when a earthquake unexpectedly struck Haiti, The New York Times reports. Now, a year later, U.S. estimates state that about 375,000 people are still displaced.
Recently, a group of individuals from Kansas' First Baptist Church returned from a week-long trip to Haiti, LJWorld reports. Among these individuals was social worker Nancy Bonner.
The social worker and the other members of the group traveled to the northern side of the island in order to dig a large hole that will eventually be the foundation for a school. Many of the children in this area of the country currently cannot receive an education, as the nearest school is about a half-hour away.
As children flocked to their work site, members of the group also took turns watching them and interacting with locals, the news source reports.
Bonner told the news outlet that the experience was "amazing, life-changing [and] inspiring," which was the response of many other individuals who went on the trip.
"The people were so joyful in spite of their conditions," she said.
POSTED BY: admin - June 23rd, 2011 at 03:51pm ( 0 )