So much has happened this week I can hardly remember. So I'm going to cheat a little by compiling my Facebook posts for this week.
August 12, 8:49 p.m.
Two scoops of ice cream for dinner!
August 13, 10:33 p.m.
Sunday. Day of rest. Several naps. Adopted by a friendly dog at dinner. He followed us to the ice cream place and waited outside for us! We walked back to car and he trotted off to find another friend.
August 15, 9:57 a.m.
Still very busy at the camp, but my learning curve is getting a bit shallower. I work with good people! Last night two of our Spanish volunteers cooked the evening meal - Cuban rice. Tomato sauce over fried bananas over rice over a fried egg. Delicious!
August 15, 12:36 p.m.
I stand against racism with 460 refugees - Afghan, Pakistani, and Iranian - and dozens of workers - Spanish, British, Swiss, Colombian, Greek, and American - here at Oinofyta camp in Greece.
August 15, 7:32 p.m.
So, we have an emergency. A fire is approaching Malakasa, the refugee camp just down the road. We have been told that somewhere between 250 and 700 people are being evacuated to our camp. Or maybe not. At any rate, we are preparing for a bunch of people. Talk about disaster relief!
August 16, 10:21 a.m.
All is quiet at camp this morning. We should soon have official notice that the evacuation from Malakasa will not happen. Our three team leads spent the night at camp. Everyone else went home and slept.
August 16, 7:44 p.m.
We were on standby again today for the Malakasa evacuation because the fire changed directions. At 7 we were notified that we can go home.
August 18, 3:23 p.m.
Very busy Friday. I could use a clone of myself and at least three other people.
August 20, 12:00 p.m.
Saturdays are supposed to be quiet at camp! So far we have two significant donations from groups arriving at the warehouse, and the water not working for any bathrooms, and electricity out in part of the camp.
August 20, 3:30 p.m.
Water and electricity are back with us, deliveries are complete, and all of our volunteers are enjoying a lunch prepared by a resident.
August 20, 7:44 p.m.
Still here at camp, waiting my turn for a ride home. Twelve people, one small car today.
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