A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace. Tennessee Williams
Today we reflect on three years since the earthquake that forever changed lives in Haiti on January 12, 2010. We remember friends who honor the lives of loved ones that were lost. We are grateful for the many individuals laboring towards Haiti’s future—moving beyond theoretical discussions around disaster relief and development and doing the hard, everyday work.
The people of Haiti have tremendous capacity and desire to change and improve. They reject the pernicious idea that one’s situation is heaved upon us by others. A significant amount of time is required for these grassroots efforts to take shape. The earliest successes are easily over-looked, but achievement proliferates and overlaps. The accumulation of benefits can and will lead to a different Haiti in a generation.
Together, we will influence because we believe.