Hey everyone! Or shall I say, “Hola!” Our Dominican Republic Christmas Hero Holiday has begun. All 14 of us arrived safe and sound to our tropical paradise on Saturday without any delays. This is amazing because they were canceling flights left, right, and centre because of some storm going on in Eastern US.
Today, Sunday December 20th, we went on Absolute’s awareness tour. We got to see some past projects they have completed over their many trips since 2005. We also got to see our projects for this trip too. We are going to be putting a new roof on a home that needs one really bad and also give the family a cement floor because right now they have a dirt floor. We are also going to give a cute elderly lady a cement floor too. I had never really thought what life would be like living with a dirt floor but it would be really hard to keep your house and items in it clean. I am glad that we can help them out.
We we got back to the resort after our tour, we pooled all the gifts that we brought with us on the trip. There was lots of toys, candy, school supplies, and bars of soap. We all took a station and was in charge of making sure that item got into each bag. In total we made 212 bags! That’s a lot of gifts to handout. We are going to be giving them to all the children at our Christmas party at Agua Negra. Can’t wait!
I am really happy I am on this trip this Christmas. I really want to help others and it is a great time of year to do it. Tomorrow we are suppose to be handing out gifts in a village near Sanitago, but it is suppose to rain. So, we will see…