Today was an early day for us, as we had to be at the Union Gospel Mission in downtown by 7am to help with breakfast service as well as help to prep for a special graduation dinner that they would be having this evening. I was great to work alongside several of the men that are currently in the program and to hear their stories. After we finished at the gospel mission we headed over to the Pike Place Market to grab some breakfast before going on our afternoon site.
In the afternoon we worked with Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) an organization that works with housing issues across the board from homelessness, shelters, transitional housing and affordable housing. Today we helped do some yard work at a transitional housing complex for families with children. We did a little mowing and raking to get the complex ready for the spring and summer seasons. Several of the children who live in the complex were trying to lend a hand wherever they could.
This evening we took advantage of a sunny, warm evening and had a beach fire down on Alki Beach, complete with a hot dog roast and smores. We were even serenaded by some young folks at the fire next to us, playing Amazing Grace for us.