Jul 28

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

Time, it binds our life so many times, but last night we reflected on when time has stood still for us while here in West Virginia. It was wonderful to hear each volunteers moments.

Craft camp continued today with a group of special guest speakers from UGWA, to talk to the kids about water and all the life within it. We gained a few kids and as usual a wonderful time was had by all. After camp a small group of PVs stayed back for an afternoon tutoring session.

Volunteers finished up the underpinning out in Allen Junction. We have been working at this site on and off for over 4 weeks, so it is good to be “officially” finished. Volunteer also finished up out in Kopperston installing windows and painting the outside.

A roofing crew went out to Simon and finished up their site from yesterday, a site which also as been going on, on and off for 3 weeks. When finished they joined a crew in Matheny and started the roof their. The rest of the group worked on plumbing and the floor was worked on by part of the camp crew in the afternoon.

A crew also headed out to work on a ramp, but made a last minute switch to a small porch. The flexibility of volunteers is always appreciated.

Tonight for dinner we were treated to a wonderful Mexican themed food with tacos and fajitas for all!!!

Jul 28

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

Time, it binds our life so many times, but last night we reflected on when time has stood still for us while here in West Virginia. It was wonderful to hear each volunteers moments.

Craft camp continued today with a group of special guest speakers from UGWA, to talk to the kids about water and all the life within it. We gained a few kids and as usual a wonderful time was had by all. After camp a small group of PVs stayed back for an afternoon tutoring session.

Volunteers finished up the underpinning out in Allen Junction. We have been working at this site on and off for over 4 weeks, so it is good to be “officially” finished. Volunteer also finished up out in Kopperston installing windows and painting the outside.

A roofing crew went out to Simon and finished up their site from yesterday, a site which also as been going on, on and off for 3 weeks. When finished they joined a crew in Matheny and started the roof their. The rest of the group worked on plumbing and the floor was worked on by part of the camp crew in the afternoon.

A crew also headed out to work on a ramp, but made a last minute switch to a small porch. The flexibility of volunteers is always appreciated.

Tonight for dinner we were treated to a wonderful Mexican themed food with tacos and fajitas for all!!!

Jul 28

Pictures from Week 5


Basketball Camp completed another successful summer. The kids had fun, the PVs had fun and the community had fun.


What would a trip to Wyoming County be without a trip to Dairy Queen


PVs spent time painting the floor at the Itmann Food Bank to try and get it back and ready for business after the fire last spring.


While we were hanging out behind the school, there was a rustle in the bushes which turned out to be an owl.


S’more night, yum yum!

Jul 28

Pictures from Week 5


Basketball Camp completed another successful summer. The kids had fun, the PVs had fun and the community had fun.


What would a trip to Wyoming County be without a trip to Dairy Queen


PVs spent time painting the floor at the Itmann Food Bank to try and get it back and ready for business after the fire last spring.


While we were hanging out behind the school, there was a rustle in the bushes which turned out to be an owl.


S’more night, yum yum!

Jul 28

Pictures from Week 5


Basketball Camp completed another successful summer. The kids had fun, the PVs had fun and the community had fun.


What would a trip to Wyoming County be without a trip to Dairy Queen


PVs spent time painting the floor at the Itmann Food Bank to try and get it back and ready for business after the fire last spring.


While we were hanging out behind the school, there was a rustle in the bushes which turned out to be an owl.


S’more night, yum yum!

Jul 28

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PVs take their lunch break “on the road”


Hanging out with the family’s grandchild is just as important a job as the underpinning


PVs can find a place to sleep anywhere!


The county dump is way up on top of a mountain. Many of trips have been made up there this summer. This PV sure looks like she is having some fun!


Down time and cards seem to go hand in hand in the PV community

Jul 28

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PVs take their lunch break “on the road”


Hanging out with the family’s grandchild is just as important a job as the underpinning


PVs can find a place to sleep anywhere!


The county dump is way up on top of a mountain. Many of trips have been made up there this summer. This PV sure looks like she is having some fun!


Down time and cards seem to go hand in hand in the PV community