This past year, Car Donation Wizard was lucky enough to be able to volunteer with 619 other volunteers during the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. View a video of the trip here.
In January 2010, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake forever changed the landscape of Haiti. Recovery has been slow and arduous, and the challenges have seemed insurmountable at times.
Despite all the obstacles, progress is being made. One of the most visible signs of that is the new community of Santo located in Léogâne, Haiti. Car Donation Wizard’s CEO, Joe Hearn and Jesse Beauregard were lucky to have volunteered the last two years, as part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, cumulatively helping Habitat for Humanity move 255 families out of makeshift shelters and into safe, decent homes. These colorful homes and lively, family-focused community, stand as a beacon of hope – a sign of what’s possible when people come together with members of the Haitian community and share a common goal. Hearn and Beauregard both volunteered as part of the Cars for Homes team, helping celebrate what car donations to Habitat for Humanity can help build.
“It’s so important to spread the word about how much car donations can help accomplish. Car donations to Habitat’s Cars for Homes program, absolutely helped changed lives in Haiti.” Beauregard said.
As Haiti continues to rebuild, I hope we can all continue to keep Haiti in our hearts and thoughts, especially this holiday season. I think Jimmy Carter said it best when he said that “the challenging thing that all of us have in our life is to break down the barrier between us who have almost everything and the ones who don’t have very much.” I hope we can all make an effort to give back in our own way, no matter how big or small, this coming new year.