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January 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm #171591Kevin J. GaughanParticipant
I was wondering if anyone out there has thought of going down to Haiti and helping out with the relief effort? Im assuming there is not much for us to do professionally down there yet…but in the upcoming months as the rebuilding begins Im guessing there will be a need for designers to help out. Has anyone had any thoughts about this? Have any firms expressed interest in getting involved? Does anyone know any organizations that one might contact if they were interested in volunteering?January 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm #171612Andrew SpieringParticipant
Kevin, thanks for bringing this up! I am curious, as well…
I was looking at pictures last night and was astounded by the devastation.January 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm #171611
I am a graduating Senior in Architectural Technology (B.S.) at Ranken Technical College and am looking to go to Haiti to rebuild. Any firms out there gearing up?January 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm #171610
Thanks for the site. I sent a message!January 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm #171609Carl H SacconeParticipant
this subject cought my attention and if the right opportunity occured i think this would be a great opportunity to help rebuildJanuary 14, 2010 at 7:08 pm #171608Andrew SpieringParticipant
I was just forwarded a link to this organization – http://www.msf.org/January 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm #171607Kevin J. GaughanParticipant
Thanks Stephanie, I also found these organizations:
Engineers Without Borders and Habitat for Humanity International
Neither seem to have anything organized yet, mostly just asking for donations, but I have a feeling in the upcoming weeks they will be putting together some programs in Haiti. I have commitments up until April, but hoping after that to be able to get involved with the rebuild.January 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm #171606J. Waldron, RLAParticipant
A good starting point to help is the center for international disasters.January 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm #171605Sherman C. Runions, ASLAParticipant
Hi Kevin, I have thought about it for the future. I am a lay member of a Catholic Order with a hospital and staff working in Port au-Prince. I am waiting to go down at some time later. While there I would like to bring up the subject of restoration with my order and perhaps Haitian officials. Let’s get this thing going. This is an opportunity for our profession to shine.January 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm #171604Adam E. AndersonParticipant
Stephanie has what I think is the best established org to reach out to. Cameron Sinclair, the founder of Arch. for Humanity have been specializing in constructed relief efforts for many years.
While many of their projects have be architecturally based, he is planning on broadening into landscape for 2010.
You can contact him/them via twitter at:
@archforhumanityMay 25, 2010 at 12:21 am #171603Daniel KovachParticipant
Now that a few months have passed; what is the report?
Has anyone actually made a trip to Haiti? If so, what are your impressions?August 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm #171602George Joseph JrParticipant
Good Afternoon… Ms. SERUD
I am a new member, just read your response. I am currently looking for a Architect to assist with work in Haiti, Particularly on a Design Build Project. My team and I are planning to go to Haiti in Sept or Oct 2010. Let me know if you are still interested in working in Haiti..
Thanks in Advance ……
Lets make history…
Elite General Construction Inc.
George Joseph Jr / Owner
404-553-1963 :TelAugust 4, 2010 at 3:45 am #171601
I would love to assist remotely! I will forward my resume. I just enrolled in a Masters in Sustainability program which begins next week.
SerudAugust 4, 2010 at 9:44 am #171600Andre Igor Chandravega OsmanParticipant
please try to contact awaitingeyesfoundation ukAugust 4, 2010 at 10:19 am #171599Andre Igor Chandravega OsmanParticipant
I am ready to be come haiti volunteer
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