Carson Graham – Day 5, still on the worksite!
Today was another eventful day on the worksite! After breakfast we loaded back up on the trucks and headed out. The worksite is surrounded by beautiful forest and palm trees, and there are chickens running around everywhere!
We picked up where we left off yesterday creating long assembly lines to bring “caliché” and sand into the house mixing endless mounds of concrete. It’s hard work but everyone works together and smiles through the tougher times with the motivation that we want to finish the house for Mama and Freddie. They are really amazing people and it seems that they are sort of the heart of the community.
The team has really started to become closer and better friends over the course of this trip as well. After a few hours we drove up to meet the other half of the group at monkey jungle for lunch, and once we were refueled, we went back to the worksite and continued. It was hotter today, but we were briefly relieved by some cool rain in the morning. In the afternoon we were visited by some local kids and we played frisbee and soccer together, despite the language barrier, which was fun. So far this trip has been an amazing experience and I’m looking forward to the rest!
Taylor – LiveDifferent Hero Holiday Volunteer, Dominican Republic, 2013