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U.S. Engineers, Haitians Remove Debris
April 9, 2010

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the Army Corps of Engineers are helping residents of Turgeau, an inner-city district, recover from the devastating Jan. 12th earthquake by removing massive amounts of debris from the city streets, businesses and homes according to a recent press release by MCC (SCW/EXW/SW/AW/SG) James G. Pinsky, NAVFAC Public Affairs.


Since March 18th, the joint-service team together with the contracted services of Contingency Response Services, a joint-venture company comprised of Dynacorp and Parsons, have accounted for more than 11,000 cubic yards of debris removal and employed 100 Haitians in a cash-for-work program designed to empower the local labor base.

The use of local Haitians through the cash-for-work program has provided more than just income to the local Haitians, it has served as a learning experience as well.

Being in Haiti to witness the destruction of the January earthquake has left an impression on many of the Department of Defense workers.
“I’ve seen a lot here,” said Chad Adamson, Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis. “There’s really nothing that can compare. I’ve seen things here that I could have never imagined. The people here definitely have a hard life.”


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