FINAL DAY: GABRIEL
Unfortunately, last night the weather fell below -27 degrees and because of university policies we had to sleep in the 24 Lounge. I was hoping the weather would be a little warmer so we could sleep outside, but there was a severe weather warning in the region – fortunately we’re able to spend our last night outside. Sorry to anyone who was in the 24 when we took off our boots… It smelled like rotten food or amazing cheese. I’m looking forward to taking a shower tomorrow for the first time all week, but I’ll be sad that our journey will end – it seems like just yesterday we were incredibly nervous for our first night outside.
Today at noon, our fast ended, and we were ecstatic to be greeted by Carson who brought us some hot Meal in a Jar lunches, they definitely hit the spot. We were very grateful for everyone who brought us warm food after our fast, we needed to replenish ourselves to tackle the cold weather. I spent most of the afternoon shoveling the quad, just to keep warm. So many people visited us with donations today, it’s great to see the incredible awareness the campaign raised, and I’m excited to find out the tally in the morning!
The open forum tonight was a great way for everyone to share what they learned over the past week and for Kendra, the ROOF representative, to share some of her experiences around helping homeless youth. We’ve been somewhat sheltered form the experiences of other volunteers, but it was amazing to listen to their stories and how the campaign impacted them. We’re about to head outside for our last night together, it’s a bittersweet moment, but I’m looking forward to talking to everyone who’ll be attending Laurier day tomorrow.
Remus Gabriel Pirvu
Posted on Friday, March 14th, 2014 @ 2:03PM
Categories: 5Days Laurier