When David South and other members of the Monolithic family formed a partnership with Haitian Rapper Won-G to build EcoShell domes in Haiti, no one could have imagined the sense of urgency the project would take on just a few short weeks later. Since the massive earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, the South family and Won-G have been working feverishly to provide immediate relief and find sources of funding for long-term rebuilding through their non-profit foundation One Dome at a Time.
Won-G recently traveled to his home country with 100 medical personnel and hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical supplies. He was also accompanied by a team of experts who were charged with evaluating and creating a plan of action for the rebuilding effort. While there, Won-G met with government officials and was briefed on the most urgent needs. Meanwhile, back in Texas, David South has been fielding a stream of phone calls from relief agencies and others who believe that earthquake-resistant EcoShells offer the best long-term solution for Haiti. In an interview with the ABC affiliate in Dallas, he explained why.
About One Dome At a Time
One Dome At A Time (ODAAT) is a Joint Venture between Won-G and Monolithic Inc. Its mission is to build green and clean “dome” housing, which is resistant to natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and fires, and qualifies as “Near-Absolute Protection” as defined by FEMA. The patented dome building method uses less materials to build, less energy to heat and cool, can be built by local labor and will last for hundreds of years. The organization is committed to preserving family and local traditions while supporting education and economic growth in the communities they serve. Recording artist Akon supports ODAAT and looks forward to traveling to Haiti as well as building domes in his country Senegal. Click here to donate to the rebuilding efforts.