I wasn’t going to share this on my blog, but after watching it a few times over in different venues and getting feedback, I’ve decided to post it. This is one of the hardest projects I’ve ever had to make. Going through the footage was really difficult at times, but I feel like the video gives a good message of hope for the Haitian people. For all of you who gave money or tents, thank you so much. You have no idea how much that meant to these people. Here is the story.

Please be patient and let the film load, it’s over 10 minutes long and in HD.

Filmed in Seattle, Dominican Republic, and Haiti


  1. Az wrote:

    Beautifully filmed Ben.

    Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Brooke wrote:

    Breaks my heart. Thank you for all of your efforts and this wonderful and touching video. I am going to post this. ♥

  3. Amber Hughes wrote:

    That was incredible Benj – thank you for sharing it and for involving yourself in such a massive relief effort. The actions of your group are an example to us all of how little it takes to make a huge difference for those in need.

  4. Corinne wrote:

    Wow Ben, very moving film. Beautifully done.

  5. Ben wrote:

    Benj what a great way to share the story and inspire others to give as well! Truely greatful of your gift of time to deliver the tents and then to share the story in this way. God has certainly blessed you with a wonderful gift.

  6. Scott wrote:

    Great video Benj. Truly inspiring stuff man. I’m sure those tents made a huge difference to everyone!

    ..glad to hear your teaming up with IM too. I love those T-Town guys

  7. Mark Parker wrote:

    Oh wow!! Thanks Benj! I cried!

  8. Cliff wrote:

    Benj, you guys are such great and caring people man. It’s one thing to see something on TV and feel bad for a few seconds and change the channel… it’s quite another to get a crew together and actually DO something about it. You guys made a huge difference. Very powerful and inspiring footage as well.

  9. Zach Anderson wrote:

    Really really awesome project, thanks for sharing Benj.

  10. Daniel Stark wrote:

    speechless. absolutely amazing. thank you for all your help over there.

  11. Insprirational, that really struck me. Well done to you and your guys. I’ve tweeted it as this should be seen!

  12. Heather wrote:

    Chills and Tears. So moving. Benj thank you for sharing this piece, it was sad, hopeful raw and beautiful all rolled together. You have a gift. Am leaving very inspired.

  13. gabe aceves wrote:

    this is amazing benj. the whole story is moving. thank you for sharing and inspiring others to take action.

  14. Anna wrote:

    this is absolutely amazing. so inspiring.

  15. Anna wrote:

    This is absolutely amazing. soo inspiring.

  16. morgaine wrote:

    benj… truth sayer. artist. friend. thanks for this.

  17. Brittany wrote:

    Oh Benj. Words can not describe just how amazing this is.

  18. [...] Continued here: im | INVOLVED // HAITI TENT RELIEF | Benj Haisch Photography … [...]

  19. dani k wrote:

    Awesome. If we all just did a little, it would all get done…

  20. Sandy Schiemer wrote:

    WOW!!! A Great Video!!Who would have thought, someone I knew as a young child, would grow up and have done what you and others did for people in need. So happy that you shared this, and being in Belgium, and computers I could watch a awesome story.
    Thanks so much for the help you have given and for sharing this time in your life.

  21. Ben Colvin wrote:

    you and the people involved are a blessing

  22. Kyle wrote:

    Fantastic video, Benj. What lenses were you using to film, if you don’t mind my asking.

    I really like that you flat out asked, “What are you doing?” I hope that more people felt challenged to get involved.

  23. Albert wrote:

    Wow, what an inspirational story. Thanks for sharing.

  24. brett maxwell wrote:

    way to represent for team Jesus!

  25. kay wrote:

    amazing. all of it.

  26. Ida wrote:

    You guys have done a wonderful thing! You made a beautiful and moving video too. Thanks for sharing!

  27. [...] på Benji Haischs blogg idag. Han såg på tv om Haiti och bestämde sig för att hjälpa till. En helt otrolig liten [...]

  28. liz wrote:

    Tears in my eyes. Incredible, amazing, inspiring….

  29. Jennifer wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this. Truly an inspiration!

  30. Bryan Aulick wrote:

    I’m touched. Wonderful work.

  31. Miah Klein wrote:

    Well done. How do you get started. Do you have the contact info for the Pastor Klein guy? There are some people here in So Cal that want to help but don’t know how to get started. Thanks in advance for any information.

  32. Tim Tab wrote:

    Hey man,
    fantastic video! That i one of the best looks into haiti I’v had since the quake! I love seeing video shot through a photographer’s point of view! God bless!

  33. benji hiciste un gran trabajo y alex tambien los dos hicieron un trabajo grandioso los felicito a alex y ati benji dios los bendiga

  34. Raul wrote:

    Florian – This is awesome tknahs for your effort. Just bought a painting from Joe Iurato in a similar project.I hope everybody is spreading the word keep us updated on the progress.Cheers, Florian