Last October, yoga teacher Lisa Rueff headed to Haiti to help out after the earthquake. "Haiti has truly captivated my heart," she told Buzz. "The Haitian people exemplify
gratitude, strength, and perseverance. Amidst so much heartache, the
Haitians choose to celebrate life, hope, and love as they continue to
sing, dance, pray, and embody faith."
Inspired by her visit, Rueff and her global volunteer organization YogaVentures are heading back June 20 to help build the Jacmel Children's Center, a collaboration between Haitian community leaders and Americans like Rueff. The center, primarily for kids who
were orphaned by the quake, will be an eco-efficient place that will
provide food gardens, housing, classroom facilities, recreational areas
and dining facilities. "I wanted to make a difference, but knew I could not do it alone," Rueff says. "As a yoga teacher, I invited my yoga community to join together and help make this children's center a reality."