When tragedy struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti, relief efforts came swiftly and effectively, but they didn’t reach everybody. Thousands in Haiti remained without supplies, without medical treatment, and even without a warm place to stay for the night.
Knowing this, a small group of benefactors—business owners, contractors, stonemasons and doctors—went to Haiti to make a difference for one small community. And with them, they brought boxes marked with the leaf and drop of Melaleuca—first aid products, soap and nutritional products—little things that make a nightmare a little more tolerable.
They visited an area that hadn’t seen the gentle hands of the Red Cross, that hadn’t received the aid or assistance the other communities had. This small group used their expertise to build homes for 20 families and to administer first aid and relief. They worked side-by-side with Haitians, locals, and brought the tools they needed to make a difference.
Their efforts didn’t make the nightly news or get noticed, but to the families in that forgotten corner of Haiti, they meant everything!