We found out that we were needed to set up a shelter on an Indian reservation nearly three hours away from our spike housing. So we rushed back to the apartments, threw whatever we could in our bags, headed out the door in less than 15 minutes, and met up with the Red Cross. On our way there we ran over a fallen down highway sign that gave us a flat tire, which in turn gave us the perfect opportunity to show off our tire changing abilities. We probably wouldn't earn a job working for NASCAR, but I was proud nonetheless. Haha!
We ended up not being able to reach our shelter due to flooding and the weather, so we joined and assisted NCCC team Sun 1 at their shelter located in the town of Sells. Luckily, no one was in need of the shelter. It was still an awesome experience to spend the night on the reservation and speak to the Tohono volunteers. It was a needed reminder of why I joined AmeriCorps and how awesome it is to experience parts of the country that I never would have normally been able to visit. Now we're back in Tucson.