Rudy Westervelt shared his trip to Haiti with the group.


What a desperate place – what could be a beautiful island nation is a nation of desperately poor and apparently helpless people. Rudy shared a few photos, and stories of his visit. Trash piled shoulder height, armed guards at the hospital and absolutely no sanitation.






A couple of facts:


Population: 10.9 million – U.S.: 318.9 million

Lack of Literacy rate: 48.7%m – U.S.: 12% (there is no excuse for this in the U.S.)

Life Expectancy: 62 - U.S. 78.7

Average annual family income: $1,720 – U.S.: $52,000.