Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Disaster Relief

Last week we found out that my dad was going to go to Haiti to help in the disaster relief efforts. When he's done things like this before (hurricane Katrina, 9-11, Columbine, Indonesia, etc) it's been in a debriefing capacity. He'll help the volunteers deal with things that they are exposed to - since witnessing and working in the midst of all that devastation is naturally mentally draining. Based on the work gloves and work shirts he asked my sister to pack (he was on vacation with my mom and brother visiting my two oldest siblings when he got called away and had to fly out of CA on Sunday), it sounds like he'll be doing some of the physical work as well.

As my sister said, "I'll be following the situation in Haiti even more closely now. And be praying more fervently."

4 comments:

simplysarah said...

Wow, that's incredible! Hooray for people like your dad!

Elisa said...

Is your dad a therapist or a social worker or something like that?

Bryson and Tara said...

That is really neat, Eden. He'll be in my prayers.

k. double-u. said...

Again, wow. Any updates?