In late August, Dave Yost took some time off from his sub-contractor job as a waste characterization engineer with Edgewater Technical Associates at Material Disposal Area-B at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
It was no ordinary vacation.
Yost flew to Haiti to help Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program build transitional housing in Leogane, which is believed to be the epicenter of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the region in January 2010.
It was so bad in Leogane, that 90 percent of the buildings were destroyed. Yost said many of those buildings were built to withstand hurricanes but not powerful quakes.