NIU Wednesday – March 15

It was a cold, cold morning with temperatures in the single digits and a pretty steady wind all day. Wyoming County schools were delayed because of the cold weather, so we delayed the start to our day an hour so we could let the roads thaw. Because of the delay Head Start was cancelled, so we sent a bigger group to continue working on the home repair site. With all the extra hands, we were able to get the first couple coats of paint on the walls of the room we are painting. The color we are painting over is a pretty blue, but the dark color is making many coats necessary. Other smaller projects were worked on throughout the house and a lot of talking, listening and sharing were done with the two home owners.

The other group worked at the St. Vincent dePaul warehouse in Pineville. People sign up through the food bank to receive furniture and bigger items. We there are some available, they are called to come and pick them up. Knowing the students were going to be there, there were scheduled pick ups throughout the day. The volunteers helped the clients choose what they needed and helped load the car.

Even though the temperatures never reached freezing today, by the end of the day the sun was shining and the snow was melting, we are ready for our next adventure tomorrow!

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