This week we are featuring the incredible philanthropic work of two employees. Today, our Burnstead Construction LLC & Rick Burnstead LLC Interior Designer, Leanne Mueller, shares about her service trip to LaFond, Haiti:
“Over the summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a service trip to Haiti. The trip’s focus was to establish a medical clinic, which provides well checks and deworming medications to school children, as well as assesses the medical needs of the local community. We were able to address the medical needs of 688 people in the LaFond community.
Along with the clinic we also held self-care classes, taught English, and connected with the community. We were invited into local homes to learn about daily living, farming, building, and cooking.
For a long time, I had the desire to go on an adventure – to step outside my comfort zone, while also giving back. It was also important for me to go somewhere where I could connect with the culture while I worked. When my son who had been to Haiti previously told me about the trip, I knew it was the experience I was looking for. We were able to work alongside Haitians, learn the language through conversation, explore the culture and make lasting connections and memories. I went to Haiti to make a difference in the lives of others, but the true reward was that I returned changed myself.”
Thank you to Brian and Leanne for showing us how to make a difference!