Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It’s time for greatness-not for greed. It’s a time for idealism-not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.

Marian Wright Edelman

Last night we reflected on what it means to be isolated and/or lonely, a problem everywhere. Once again, many wonderful insights were given.

Today a group went up and finished the St. Vincent DePaul ramp in Cyclone. The rain held off for the day, but it was still too damp to put the non-slip strips on, so a small group will go up tomorrow to do that.

Another small group of PVs went out to Foxy Lady’s house to finish laying her red tile and new sink in her bathroom, as well as fix a leaky back porch. As always she was a delight to be around, feeding a wonderful lunch to all the volunteers that were there.

The last two groups of volunteers did a lot in helping us wind down the summer. One group made a St. Vincent DePaul-Dump-School-Long Branch-Simon-Lilydale trip, while the other group stayed back at the school to beginning the “deap cleaning” processes, tackling the four bathrooms and the showers. All the work done already to close up the program, will make everything that much smoother for Friday.

Tonights dinner, chicken or veggie curry. I have to say, we have been fed quite well this summer.

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