Celebrating with the community the first of 10 homes built in this marketplace community.
Our Port Salut rebuilding crew- a total of 28 Haitians and North American missionaries.
There was nothing left of this seaside village, once the hurricane ravaged it.
The area we chose to start building homes in was still full of debris from collapsed and washed away homes.
These boys were living in a makeshift shelter from scraps of tin that blew from what is no longer left of their home behind them.
Crew beginning to clear debris for the work site.
Cutting fallen trees out of the way.
Trying to assemble the wood into piles.
Getting to work on the pre-cuts and trusses.
Building the frames for the homes.
Steve shooting the breeze with Wesner and the guys.
Marc is right in there working too with the crew.
Measuring off for the concrete pad.
Laying the first row of block- have to make sure it's square!
Laying the first blocks for the first home.
Community members helped build too.
All the blocks are reinforced with rebar.
Putting up the pre-constructed side frames.
Out of the ashes, we will rise!
Bright colorful roofs help reflect the sun's heat, making for a cooler inside.
The first home in Port Salut to be built by Haiti ARISE.
Each home is a block and lumber/tin structure with strong reinforcement.
Burning some of the useless debris.
Each home with a colorful roof.
This community looks drastically different in just four days from when the crew started.
Two of my favorite workers- the inquisitive ones.
Visiting another community, we found more devastation where people's homes were nothing left but sticks.
Potentially the next area we will be helping with rebuilding.
This home had belonged to a community leader.
Celebrating with the community! The first home in Port Salut.