A number of you have been asking about the nature of our response. While it is still early, taking lessons from the work in Bam, after the Tsunami and on the Gulf Coast, here is our current plan.
1) Fundraise We're going to start by fundraising. We do need donations to get rolling.
2) Create a central base Send a team down to identify a site/partner(s) to house a recovery center likely in Port-au-Prince.
3) Provide technical assistance Use a small full-time team to direct volunteer efforts in damage assessments, safety training and basic building training. (first 6 months- 1 year)
4) Design Services Provide sustained, long-term design services from the recovery center to local groups, NGO's and local officials to assist and support the rebuilding process (6 months- 3 years)