“The wind attacked my roof!” said 65-year-old Montes Desir, describing Hurricane Isaac as it hit Haiti in the middle of the night and ripped the lid off his house. Since then, Mr. Desir and his wife have been sleeping in a corner under three recovered sheets of tin. They had to send their two children to stay with his in-laws.
That roll of corrugated sheet metal is part of a Cross International disaster relief shipment. We supplied the sheeting and roofing nails, and Mr. Desir supplied his own wood beams, which he just acquired that day.
The shipment was quite a “relief” to Mr. Desir. Now that he can repair the roof, his children can return home and their lives can finally return to normal!