There’s a lot going on in the world right now. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Saturday, leaving nearly 1,400 people dead and at least 6,900 injured. The quake also destroyed tens of thousands of homes, blocked roads, and damaged infrastructure. In Afghanistan, the Taliban have taken control, causing thousands of people to flee. Those […]
In the theatrical continuum of life, how does a 13-year-old girl follow up the act of rock-and-roll legend Lou Reed singing “Happy Birthday” to her, adorned with a Belgian Chocolate cake presented by her father — on a tour bus in Belgium? With determination, humility, and grace Sara Wasserman has done so by giving back. […]
When Meaghan Heaton of Evanston travelled to Haiti this summer to teach yoga to women who had limbs amputated due to injuries sustained in the January 2010 earthquake, she didn’t know what to expect. For one, she didn’t think the women would have much strength. For another, she didn’t expect them to have much balance. […]
When the earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, volunteers heeded the call to provide medical care, food and water, and to help them rebuild their lives. But in addition to food and water, Deborah Lazar, a librarian at New Trier High School, says the Haitian people also need access to books. In a country where […]
A Mission Trip to Haiti is gift in life for many reasons—time with my daughter, bonding with amazing companions, improved fitness and the inspiring attitudes of the Haitians we served.
We’ve all seen the images splashed across the screen of the devastation and destruction left behind by the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti January 12. While it is estimated that up to a quarter-milion people may be dead and about 3 million people will be affected, the real aftershock of this natural disaster remains to […]
“I can’t NOT open an e-mail that says: ‘Please Help’” says Barb Tubekis, executive director for the Volunteer Center in Winnetka. But, more often than not, when she opens up that e-mail, it’s a scam. Expect a lot of these e-mails to fly around in the next several months surrounding the 7.0 earthquake that hit […]