What you see in this picture is a water tank that will store 500 gallons of water that will flow through a filter before filling someone’s bucket in Haiti. This simple tank is made of plastic with no moving parts. Sitting on the shelf in a warehouse, this tank is practically useless. But, placed in the middle of a desolate area of Haiti with a filter attached to it, the tank becomes highly significant. In fact, this tank becomes a lifesaver.
As a project manager, my mind naturally thinks about all that went into the construction of the water tank – the research and development, the chemical composites, the fabrication machines, etc. Of all the processes involved in the creation of the tank, many hands were directly involved. I wonder if anyone involved gave thought to where the final destination would be for this tank and that it would be saving lives?
Do you see where I am going with this question? Several of you have commended our courage and tenacity to leave our jobs and house to move to Haiti. I want to suggest that we are not alone. Each and every one of you are involved in making a difference in Haiti. If you are reading this, you are involved and are making a difference. We all have a part to play in saving lives in Haiti. No one single process in the creation of the water tank was insignificant. Every part was critical. Likewise, there is no one insignificant role in the work in Haiti. EVERY PERSON IS CRITICAL to saving Haiti.
Suzan and I want to thank you for the part you play in saving the people of Thomazeau, Haiti. Everyone working together is making a difference. Collectively, all the many processes built a water tank that is saving lives. Collectively, we are working together to save lives in Haiti.