January 11, 2012
Two years ago, 230,000 people were killed by the earthquake that devastated Haiti.
Since then the Building Goodness Foundation has been working hard to help rebuild the country. Members of the foundation say things are moving slowly because many of the government buildings were ruined by the quake, making it difficult for the nation's leaders to manage recovery efforts.
Today, a little more than 50 percent of the rubble has been cleared, but Building Goodness say it's about more than just clearing rubble and erecting buildings.
"We feel like we are rebuilding community," said Kelly Eplee. "That is our mission, we build community and improve lives. It's not just about building a building, it's about people reaching out and helping them rebuild their community."
Volunteers from Charlottesville have been very involved in the process. There were 42 group trips to Haiti last year during which 157 volunteers were able to rebuild 97 homes. And that help will continue in 2012, as 60 trips have already been scheduled.
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