Monmouth and Ocean County Residents Helping in Haiti
Fourteen people from Monmouth and Ocean Counties arrived safely in Grand Goave last Wednesday and have been working hard in the heat for close to a week so far to help build rubble homes for those in the disaster areas.
On their very first work day they were able to fill the walls of a new construction house and even add a porch to another. From start to finish, the process of filling a rubble home can take a week or more. Then a family can move out of a tent and into their new home.
members include Vinnie Balestrieri, David Egan, Nolan Egan, Lauren Forbes, Leah Forbes, Josie Gratzel, Diane Kay, John Kelly, Fran Maye, Diane Rexrode, Allen Robinson, Kelly Taylor, Robin Vogel and Pastor Martha Bevacqua from First Baptist Church of Manasquan.
Robin and Diane came on our show live from Haiti and they sound happy and still full of energy even with all of that pysical labor in the heat. But the best part was hearing the children yelling out their thank you’s in the background.
So the next time you want to complain about yet another heatwave at the Jersey Shore, maybe take a minute to remember those who have left the comfort of their homes and central air conditioning to travel to a place where there are still some families with no homes at all.