SHIRLEY BROOKS-JONES

After spending the night on the plane, we were finally unloaded at Gander Airport and bused to Lewisporte, about 45 minutes away. Everybody was taking care of everybody. The volunteers were cooking, smiling, giving you a touch on the arm—just that human contact was absolutely wonderful.

Many of the volunteers had swollen ankles from standing on their feet for so many hours. At night, they turned down the lights, but not everyone wanted to sleep. All of us were glued to the TV set. And the volunteers were all there, just walking around, seeing to our needs.

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