Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Nepal.

July 27th: A Day Unlike Any Other

Posted in Nepal on July 28, 2014

The day started like any other. An early wake up call followed by an omelette and a bun for the 7th day in a row. Yet today was a day unlike any other. July 27th marked the day of no injuries, no hospital visits and overall good health. 

Upon arrival to the site we were greeted by a massive gravel pile. It didn't take long for the group to realize that the gravel pile had to be moved from point A to point B. For about 17 of the volunteers the day consisted of shovelling, lifting, grunting, sweating and carrying those 70lbs gravels sacks to the 2nd floor of the community centre.

Meanwhile, Industrial Scaffolders Curt and Neil and crew vigorously worked on top of the roof. One might say they ran into some problems with a shortage of supplies, but for these troopers they didn't let it get in the way. The group up on the roof were no quitters! They improvised, brainstormed and worked together to complete all 6 rails for the solar panels to be installed.

As the day came to an end we had a few more sand bags to pack, a room to cement and then it was time to pack our bus of dripping volunteers and journey our way back to our hotel where we would resume last night`s festivities from where we left off.

Tess Naylor 
DWC Participant 
Nepal, July 2014

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