|Project by davey||posted 03-13-2012 04:54 PM||1195 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This is not your typical project.
The church I have been involved with for many years has an incredible student ministry called adrenaline (www.theadrenaline.com). They are extremely involved in community work in local low income areas as well as in Haiti. To highlight just a little… Over the years they corporate remodeled several homes and raised tens of thousands of dollars for feeding the under-resourced in Haiti as well as many trips working with children in Haiti.
They host a fundraiser every year to support the ministry and staff. With the large involvement they had had in Haiti I was asked to construct a miniature version of a typical home in Haiti for the front foyer as people entered the event. I have been to Haiti many times for non-profit work myself and knew that there was not need for a miniature version when in actuality there living conditions are already small enough.
The hut I built is extremely close to what an actual typical home in haiti looks like. It was build from wood I found in an old pile on the side of the road because new wood would not look right. I also took a nail through my foot in the process crawling through the pile. The picture of that is nasty/awesome and I will spare you… good thing I have my tetanus shot in order!
The sides took the most time as I had to go to a field and cut down a bunch of overgrown area and then lace the walls. It was built in 6 pieces so I could load it all in my truck and assemble there. Went together perfectly.
I believe they raised just over $80,000 that night. Glad I could be a part of it.