Monday, July 16, 2012
Mission 2012-Yakama Nation
Unfortunately, they experienced 100 degree heat so it made it difficult for them to get the projects done comfortably. For instance, the tar paper and roofing materials were too hot to handle in the afternoon--even with gloves on. And they struggled with staying well hydrated. But it was a successful trip and the work was accomplished.
Outside of working on the homes, they got to hear speakers from the Yakama Nation to learn about their culture and customs and go to one of their homes for a salmon and fry bread dinner along with some drumming and dancing. They also went intertubing on the the Yakima River which I understand was very cold with the runoff from the mountain snow and glaciers.
Proud of Christopher and all the youth for the work that they did last week.