Originally Posted by lidspinner
I would love to hear more about it.....how much did you spend out of pocket? where did you make reservations from? how many went in your group? did you feel safe while there? safe from danger? safe from disease? i guess I am just not sure what to expect but my wife has brought this up to me and we have diuscussed it, and its went no further, but I would love to hear more about it from you. keep us posted please.
We had a host family on a school campus....that made all the difference in the world. I did feel safe, but only because we had such good hosts to drive us to and from the worksite, feed us & shelter us, and keep us occupied.
No shots are currently required, although the rest of our team got shots or took pills for malaria, hepatitis, etc. I chose not to, as I'm in good health, and am not a fan of shots.
It was relatively inexpensive outside of the plane tickets ($900 from Portland), but it all depends on what arrangements you can find.
There are teams and teams of people still going down, and the Haitians are very very thankful. The government has hosed them so badly over the years....they appreciate the kindness of individual Americans more than you can imagine.
I'd strongly recommend a lot of research, but I can guarantee you it will be a life changer.