When Haiti suffered a massive earthquake two years ago, many people responded by donating money.
Jake Wood responded with a Facebook post.
“I’m going to Haiti. Who’s in?” wrote the former U.S. Marine.
The images Wood was seeing on the news reminded him of his tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He realized that the skills he had acquired in the service, including the ability to adapt to difficult conditions, work with limited resources and maintain security in a dangerous environment, were sorely needed.
“Those are just lessons that you work at every single day in Falluja,” said Wood, 28. “To a veteran, it’s second nature.”