(Re)Building Haiti: A Journey

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Help Wanted

Despite the large number of volunteers, Hayes estimated that only around 15 percent of the 400 volunteers were Black and Haitian-American.

"Although everyone is there to help, sometimes, the sensitivity is not there with people of a different culture," she said. Hayes recalled Haitians seeming resentful of the large buses of volunteers taking pictures and treating locals like a curiosity.

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