In the wake of a tragedy like the BP oil spill, we sometimes need to cling to small acts of kindness, small moments of hope that people are fundamentally good and that everything will "somehow work out."
Words can hardly do justice to the conditions for the Haitians of Port- au-Prince. Yet, my visit to the SOS Children's Village in Santo filled me with awe and pride because of the wonderful things I saw happening in and around the village.
Temporary food supplies, emergency shelters, transient family situations, and short-term fixes have been a reality in Haiti since the earthquake. For children, "temporary" has become a devastating perpetual condition.