Description:They came from all over the world- hundreds of relief organizations, thousands of volunteers. Their goal was simple: help as many people as possible.
For every highly trained professional like Dr. Don Winters, thousands more not-always-prepared individuals just show up to disaster zones like Port-au-Prince, Haiti. One estimate claims organizers can count on 50,000 ‘convergent’ volunteers after a severe earthquake.
These are the folks who make a difference- but often in a harmful way.