Nothing is more important than empathy…

Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Nothing – not career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we’re going to survive with dignity.   Audrey Hepburn

Today was another hot day, with temperatures in the 90’s and the heat index close to 100 degrees. Despise the heat, volunteers preserved at their sites. The ramp site made great progress as the first part of the ramp and the landing is done. Just the long straight away and the handrails left!

Volunteers also returned to the site in Glen Fork. Besides, the painting and drywalling that was done in the kitchen, the volunteers spent a lot of time with the family. Two of our younger volunteers did the important job of playing and reading with the the two year old that lives in the house. This site is a perfect example of who we are as PVs. We will get the work done, but it is also important to get to know the families we work with and share an experience with them.

A third group of volunteers spent their morning at Energy Express in Mullens and in the afternoon spent time visiting with our friend, know to many as Foxy Lady, in Wyco. Again, an important part of the PVs, building upon relationships established in previous years.

Tonight in PV-land it was Taco night, Taco Tuesday to be exact. All the taco fixings made for a delicious meal. For dessert we were treated with banana, vanilla wafer pudding. A West Virginia special! (At least that is the only place I have ever had it.)

For reflection, we were asked to reflect on a time when our faith was tested and then restored.

Visiting our friend in Wyco

Morning ramp planning

Painting fun

A very responsible volunteer

Reading day!

Ramp group shot

Day 2 ramp progress

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