TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - It's been six months since the devastating earthquake inHaiti.
The earthquake killed thousands and caused mass destructionthroughout the country.
One Wabash Valley resident recently returned from the country; acountry still in recovery and desperate need of help.
"Coming into Port au Prince is like nothing I had everexperienced before," Terre Haute resident Ron Keegan said. "It wasshocking"
Keegan lived in Haiti for 3 months offering his help throughSamaritan's Purse an international relief organization.
He said several buildings remain untouched and bodies are stillburied deep beneath the rubble.
"I don't think I ever saw a single family down there that hadn'tlost someone relatively close to them," Keegan said.
One-point-5 million Haitians are still living in temporary tents6 months after the earthquake.
"It's basically four sticks with a couple pieces of metalwrapped and a piece around it, that's their home," Keegan said.
Keegan said he saw a low of progress but there's so much need.He said it will be years before you see adequate recovery.
Haiti is a country that was in need of help long before theearthquake even hit.
To put Haiti's need into perspective, the country had an 80 to90 percent unemployment rate before the earthquake.
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