The last 48 hours have continued to be busy in Vlashaj! More temporary housing has been built and after a rough night of rain some of the original structures have been improved.
The stress level for everyone is still very high, but our young church met Friday night to worship together and kid's clubs occurred Saturday morning as well. In an effort to provide a bit of a break for these kids, the Planters team cooked hotdogs and snacks and played games with the kids. Those from Vlashaj felt comfortable enough to come into our structurally sound center to eat and play. The house we rent in Metalle isn't any worse than it was before the quake, but the kids there preferred to say outside which is understandable!
Yesterday, we sent an appeal revealing that the homes were condemned for 4 of the 5 knitters for the www.handmadeinalbania.org project. The response has been humbling as more orders were made to support these families! For a short time, the traffic overwhelmed the bandwidth and the site was down. We are back up, so if you got an error earlier, try again! (www.handmadeinalbania.org)