For New York 9/11 Team, Haiti Brings It All Back:
“At least in 9/11, you had a place to go to get away from the hole,” he said, preferring, like some others on the team, to speak anonymously in discussing personal feelings on such circumstances. “This is like 9/11 on the whole island of Manhattan. There’s nothing left. How are they going to come back after this? This place needs to be leveled. None of this is saveable.”Via Richard Hétu.
“It’s rewarding to come thousands of miles and save a life,” said Lt. Tom Donnelly, a firefighter.
“After Sept. 11, the way the world reached out to us, we have an obligation now,” he said. “Even if Haiti didn’t send anything monetarily in 2001, I’m sure they sent their prayers to us and it’s our turn now.”