On January 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 earthquake. The effect was devastating. Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital, was destroyed. Haiti was already the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, and it lacks many of the resources needed for recovery.
Earthquake survivors say one of the worst things about an earthquake is not having control over what's happening. But as the world combines forces to help Haiti, we all have some control. It’s in our power to help Haitians rebuild and recover.
Thousands of people from all over the world have joined forces to help. And they’re not all search and rescue workers. In fact, it will take people in dozens of different careers to restore Haiti. The people making a difference have a multitude of skills and come from many different backgrounds. Some are on the front lines, while others work behind the scenes. They’re all making a powerful impact.