Baltimore Raven's Elvis Dumervil is Helping To Build Homes in Haiti, Six Years After The Earthquake

The media has a way of putting a lot of emphasis on an issue and then somehow making us forget that it ever happened. 
On January 12th, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing 320,000 and leaving 2 million homeless. With over $13 billion of aid poured in to rebuilding, a 2015 report showed that 85,000 Haitians still remained homeless and 200,000 still lived in slums.

Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore Ravens' All-Pro DE/OLB has vowed to help put an end to this problem by partnering with New Story Charity to build 58 homes in Haiti, 58 being his jersey number. 
Elvis Dumervil didn't forget about Haiti.
"I know Haiti has had a lot of awareness, but there is a difference between activity and productivity. I don't want to take anything away from people who have actually done things and have sent things to Haiti. They are good people. But in the whole grand scheme of things, six years later, there are people still living in slum tents from the earthquake. Something is wrong, because as much awareness that Haiti has gotten, that makes no sense to me."

This project will cost Dumervil $377,000, or $6,500 per house. There are 24 houses already built by Dumervil's project, and Mission of Hope is helping with the selection of families for the new housing.
Dumervil's thoughts on the experience
"My greatest feeling beside my wife and my daughter is hitting the quarterback. This is up there. It was such a fulfilling moment to see happiness and see people appreciate a 600-square foot little room in their house. It just changes your whole perspective and how fortunate we are. 

"It's humbling.To be able to go and make sure people are getting 100 percent of what is donated is important. It's such a beautiful island with beautiful people."
To keep us with the progress of this project, make sure to follow the New Story Charity Facebook page and website.

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