""Haiti was poor and poorly run before the earthquake, and now the conditions are even worse," he wrote in an e-mail. "The university is worried about the risks involved with such a trip, and indeed I am too."
Mahar wrote he understands the university's reasoning behind its refusal to support the trip, and the members of the trip have taken precautions for the risks they may face when they reach Haiti."
Ryer felt that even though there are risks involved in going to Haiti, the rewards outweigh them, and he is excited about having the opportunity to help out.
"I have the ability and desire to help those in need, why wouldn't I help?"