KIRF's Haiti earthquake relief effort was profiled in Citations Magazine this month. Citations is published by the Ventura County Bar Association. Mark is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association and a principle at Haffner, Haffner & Kirwin as well as 11th Hour Mediation here in Ventura, California.
In addition to KIRF's last disaster relief effort in Haiti, KIRF co-founder Mark Kirwin's personal story that has influenced his work helping others is written about in the Citations article "The Dontquitman of San Buenaventura" >
Thanks to our generous donors and local support here in Ventura, California, KIRF was able to make a real difference for families who lost their homes in Haiti. Mark Kirwin arrived in Haiti on February 7th with local Ventura volunteers CJ Paone and Patrick Rea. Working with a local business owner in Port-au-Prince and his informal aid network of employees, KIRF was able to distribute 15,000 pounds of food relief and supplies in three days.
It's a nice validation for our pint-sized foundation to get some press coverage now and then--for us and for our donors. However, the best validations are the ones that we already have. They are our memories of doing the relief work ourselves, often in a difficult and tragic disaster area like Port-au-Prince last February, and working with like-minded folks who are there to help, too. And, with them, make a difference.
There are so many stories. True stories. Good stories. Life changing stories. Someday we should write a book.