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Slowly Bringing A Smile To Baja Sur

As humans, we have a tendency to interpret Mother Nature’s actions, either as a glass half-full or half-empty. Hurricane Odile, from a half-empty perception, devastated a whole region and affected those less fortunate the most. It took down what little they had, making it even harder for communities whose daily goal is to secure shelter, food and all the basic needs of any human being. These are people who never asked to be brought into these conditions, but do deserve the opportunity to succeed and overcome any obstacle equally.

Isaac (second from right) with fellow architects during community needs assessments following Hurricane Odile in Vista Hermosa, Los Cabos, Mexico

Isaac (second from right) with fellow architects during community needs assessments following Hurricane Odile in Vista Hermosa, Los Cabos, Mexico

I now have the opportunity to approach this wonderful community and witness an effort that is slowly bringing a smile to these sad faces that once gave life to the Baja Sur we all love.

Hurricane Odile has transformed all these obstacles into opportunities to change and shift things towards a positive direction. But we can only achieve this by being united. The rebuilding effort in Cabo San Lucas is a noble cause that I strongly believe in. As an active member of Architecture For Humanity Monterrey Chapter and the Reconstruction Project Manager for the Cabo Hurricane Fund, I now have the opportunity to approach this wonderful community and witness an effort that is slowly bringing a smile to these sad faces that once gave life to the Baja Sur we all love.

I strongly support the Cabo Hurricane Fund project. I feel committed in helping out and giving back through my passion: architecture.

Architecture for Humanity has a mission to create solutions for global humanitarian challenges through the power of design. This is a big part of what the Cabo Hurricane Fund’s reconstruction grants will provide. But none of this is possible if we don’t support the cause together. Because after all, the stronger we unite, the more we can achieve for Los Cabos. They have given us the opportunity to part of rebuilding their home, their land, and their life. Let’s remember that a noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation, and encourages perseverance!

10411097_10152566123082449_1335005870715702995_nIsaac Garcia is currently the Reconstruction Project Manager for the Cabo Hurricane Fund. He is from Monterrey, Mexico where he is studying international relations at the Facultad de Ciencias Policiticas y Admon Publica UANL. He is an active member of the Monterrey chapter of Architecture for Humanity.

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