Thursday, April 15, 2010

Helping Haiti

I read a report recently about how unqualified people were messing up rescue efforts in Haiti.

This makes me sooooo angry and defensive for those who went and didn't make the cut of being worthy of being there. Can you imagine how you would feel, spending thousands of dollars to fly to Haiti to physically be there and help out (because who knows where the money you sent really went), only to be told to go back home because you aren't good enough?

Dude, rescue workers. Just give the well-meaning helpers a job to do. Hand them a shovel or something. It's not that difficult. Or are they just interrupting your own amazingness?

The article said something about how everyone wants to be a hero, and it just doesn't work that way. Oh, so you are saying you are definitely heroes, but anybody who doesn't have a 4-day training to work for red cross is inferior? To me that just screamed of arrogance and self-superiority. I am fuming. Really.

1 comment:

Rachel Ann said...

Wow, I feel ya. I think sometimes the "qualified" people are so disorganized themselves that they can't deal with more people wanting to help. There's so much to be done, but not enough good directors pointing things out to be done.