Monday, March 29, 2010

Checking Out Ramona

The Community School buildings in Ramona where MDS had their headquarters --

I washed the sheets this morning, then we headed into Ramona. I needed to pick up a Fixed Rate shipping box at the post office so I could pack Easter goodies and get them sent off to the grandkids and so I could mail a birthday card to Sister Dena -- her birthday is today, so it's going to be late. ;-(
While we were there, we went to find the site of the Mennonite Disaster Service headquarters. It had been set up in an abandoned community school near the edge of town. When we got there, the directors and three remaining long-termers were in the process of shutting the site down. They had taken apart all of the bunk-beds and were taking down the room partitions and removing the toilets and showers that had been put in temporarily. We didn't visit very long as it was obvious they were pretty stressed out by what they were doing.
This is the site that our Menno crew and friends had worked at in January. While there is still work to do in the area, it has been taking a year-plus to obtain the necessary building permits. Quite a contrast from the way it had worked for us last year in Dulzura where we had a local arrangements committee that took care of all of the permit work for us!

No comments:

Post a Comment