Project Leogane - Leogane, Haiti (July 2010 - January 2011)
The project that inspired this blog, and was my first attempt at moving myself toward a career and a life I could be proud of. I worked as a volunteer with All Hands Volunteers (formerly Hands On Disaster Response) to aid in earthquake relief efforts in the city of Leogane. During the 201 days I was there, I worked to clear collapsed homes and rubble, I helped run an after-school program for a group of orphans, and had the chance to start and run a biosand filter project bringing clean drinking water to at-risk communities and families. The experience changed my life, and I am forever grateful to All Hands Volunteers for allowing me to be there, and for giving me a chance to do something worth doing.
To read about my experiences in Haiti, click here to go to my Day 1 blog posting.
To learn more about All Hands Volunteers and the work they do, visit their website.