Why? “I needed to just do something; I’ve travelled, and learned that it’s all about the personal connections you make, volunteering will offer that; as a geologist I was fascinated by the tsunamis of 2004 and my heart goes out to those that were affected; I’ve been to the Gulf Coast with Seattle Works and was inspired by others that have done the same to do this trip as well; I’m thinking about pursuing a “career” in volunteerism, thought this would be a good way to try it out.”
To do what? We’re traveling to the Andaman Sea, a beautiful area affected by the tsunamis, but not quite destroyed. As a result it’s been one of the areas slowest to rebuild as they were not eligible to receive government support. We’ll be assembling desks and helping to set up a school as well as harvesting mangrove trees in hopes that their fish population will come back!
Who all’s going? Team Captain Nora Robertson, Noelle Smithhart, Gordon Hofman, Andrea Eakin, Leigh Noble, Calsee Rob, Margaret Grove, Jan Burrell, Kevin Burrell, and fantastic Crooked Trail Guide, Todd Parks.
Thailand here we come!