The tragedy that struck my beloved country of Haiti on Tuesday, January 12th has affected me personally, as I have lost many friends, family members, and those I have helped through my Haiti Project.
I came from a very humble background and many of my relatives are very poor, especially on my mother side of the family. I never forgot where I came from.
I always felt that you could have a better chance to decency if you have a roof over your head. You could always survive even though you were unemployed, have no food, or are sick.
All of these homes came tumbling down in a 35 second shake. Fortunately, nobody was killed.
There are now 9 families in a large compound, as well as neighbors who joined them because they felt safe there.
They are all now living in their outdoor yards with no food, running water, or decent shelter.
I am devastated.