by Channel 2 News staff
Sunday, June 13, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Alaskan who volunteered in the relief efforts after the devastating Haiti earthquake shared some words of encouragement at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Anchorage Sunday.
Julian Brelsford was in Haiti when the earthquake struck. His sister, Christa Brelsford, lost part of her leg to injuries inflicted by a collapsing building.
In his speech, Brelsford talked about the importance of staying optimistic and looking at U.S. economics from the point of view of having plenty, rather than not having enough.
"I wanted people to look at what they have as being plenty, and also to look at the opportunities in Haiti as being plenty, that we're -- yes, there are areas of scarcity, but that what we have is pretty great still, and that we have a lot of opportunities," Brelsford said.