Wendell Brock and Robert Williamson D.D.S. went to Haiti last month to personally deliver the school kits for the children. Neither of them was prepared to see the intense poverty that prevails there. Many of the people seem overwhelmed by the destruction the earthquake left. Coupled with the political unrest, there is very little money or incentive to rebuild. Survival reins in most everyone’s mind, and there are as many ideas on how to survive as there are people. Open-air markets line the main streets selling anything and everything that might be of worth to another. There are tent cities complete with Port-a-Potties now where there once were beautiful parks. It is both a testament of the resiliency of the human spirit as well as a mark of the utter destitution humans can sink too when there is so little hope.
Yet beyond these present difficulties there is one bright spot of hope for Haiti: Haiti’s children. Wendell and Robert got to meet these children as they delivered over 500 school kits to two different schools. When Wendell and Robert entered their classrooms, the children politely stood up to greet them and waited for their teacher’s cue to sit back down again. The children were very grateful to have the kits as this means they can continue their education. These children were bright and happy despite their immediate hardships. These children carry with them the faith and hope that is in all children! These children are the future of Haiti!
Just prior to leaving for Haiti, Wendell and Robert received some last minute donations in the form of children’s clothing and about 65-70 dental hygiene kits. Each dental hygiene kit included a toothbrush, toothpaste and some floss. These much needed items were donated to a boy’s orphanage there in Haiti. A special thanks go out to the local communities where Wendell and Robert live for these last minute contributions.
This project was a huge undertaking! It was made possible with many hands and received with grateful hearts! CREED wishes to give a special Thank You to all who helped make this happen!