Diane, Tricia and I flew down in an MAF plane for HERO, a Haitian disaster relief organization. Les and Kervans drove the truck down and met us in Les Cayes.
The destruction was unbelieveable. Houses, trees, crops, EVERYTHING had been flattened.
Here is a video of the coast along Port Salut....
we had a hard time getting around. The roads, the rain, uffda.
We made it to several remote villages that had not received any help since the hurricane. Unfortunately, after 10 days or more the crisis relief turned into moral support and counseling with many peole showing signs of PTSD. People were already replanting their fields, but unfortunately there will be a big gap. Few mango trees were left standing, all kinds of animals were lost, and the plantains won't be back for a year.
I have a million photos that I will put up eventually. Our next trip is 3/30- 4/8 and will be to Lacoma as is tradition. Just I am going from PLH, but I am going to meet up with Fabienne and a big team from Sagebrush church in Albuquerque.