The Seattle PV Week is almost here! Volunteers start arriving on Sunday for what is setting up to be a great week. During the week, volunteers will be working with six different social service agencies in the Seattle area. Activities include: serving meals (like the group above from December), distributing food, clothing and other necessary items, cooking meals for several shelters and going out with the Union Gospel Mission night van to bring needed supplies and support to those living on the streets of Seattle. We will be posting each day, so we hope you will follow along with us and keep all the volunteers in your thoughts and prayers.
#tbt Throwback to 2013 and the first group of PVs embarking on a week of service in Seattle. Sunday volunteers arrive for the 6th Annual week.
HAPPY VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK!!! Thank you to every PV who has given of their time to help others. Because there is people like you out there who care, the world is a kinder place. A special shout out to the ladies in this picture. They first encountered the PVs as campers at our PEACE Camp in Bedford Stuyvesant, formed a young women’s empowerment group with the PVs and have gone on to be volunteers and shining examples in their community. We are so proud of you!!!
Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back to 1999 and this wonderful group of people, the PV Steering Committee at our annual spring meeting. Don’t quite remember what the hats and glasses were all about, but these guys were willing to go along with it and we love them for it!!!
Throwing it back to 1998, our first year in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and PEACE Camp. Volunteers are working on the skit to kick off the camp the next day.
We have been posting older pictures on our Instagram account for Throwback Thursday and thought we would share them here as well. We recently uncovered a treasure trove of pictures from 1992-early 2000’s. We are looking forward to sharing our history with you.
#tbt This group picture was taken the Friday after the big flood in Wyoming County in 2001. Immediately after the flood, Glen Fork Elementary was turned into a Red Cross shelter and a distribution center. Volunteers pitched in wherever they could even when we did not have running water or working bathrooms. Kudo’s to these volunteers and all who came after them to pitch in under less than ideal circumstances.