Haiti and the U.S. forest products industry: A small town effort strives to make a very big impact


Image: Demonstration of housing construction.

forestbusinessnetwork.com - October 16th, 2012 - Tom Waddell

What so many of us consider to be basic human rights are no more than a dream to the Haitian men, women and children who have lived in a sea of temporary shelters for over 2.5 years now. These tent cities are rife with squalor, rape and other physical assault, and a near lack of privacy. Large families live year-round in tents only meant to temporarily shelter three or four people.

Enter Gary Funk, a retired University of Montana music professor, and his passionate dream to make a difference.

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