I truly believe that nobody can help and take care of a person the way that individual can take care of himself, but in order to be able to perform this monumental task an individual must be physically well. I want to enable people to help themselves by making sure that they are healthy. The most fundamental need in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to have basic and decent housing with a proper sewage and sanitation system. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake which occurred in Haiti on...
My first experience with Habitat for Humanity was a Global Village trip to Cameroon in 2009, and I was immediately addicted. My team worked alongside the locals and we were able to meet some of the extremely grateful future homeowners. The two-week trip was so amazing that I went home and started to volunteer with the Greater Miami chapter building homes in Liberty City, and upon moving to Columbus I began volunteering with the local chapter of Habitat here. Last summer I traveled with Global Village to Brazil and even though my luggage did not make it there and I had to make-do and work for a week with what I had in a backpack, I am again ready to head out on another adventure to help more families. It is a tremendous honor to be part of the first Habitat for Humanity team to return to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.