The St Joseph's dance troupe left this morning for a month long tour in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. In anticipation of their departure, the remaining boys were sent to Trinity, the sister home in Jacmel, for the rest of the summer, and the demolition has been put on hold. The gate is locked, my street is rubble-free, and it is so quiet, I could hear a pin drop. It feels like a ghost town after the constant shoveling, dumping and loud banter of the bucket brigade that have been the backdrop to my life for the past 8 months.
If you live along the tour route, go see my friends Walnes, Lele, Bill, Jaki, Roland, Didi and Reginald drum and dance! It's an experience like no other and the funds raised will help the rebuilding of St Joe's and their sister home for handicapped children, Wings of Hope. You can see the tour schedule on the Hearts with Haiti website.