Yesterday evening PVs descended up Aurora to begin the the 6th annual PV week. After our community meal and commissioning we planned for the week ahead and then curled up on our air mattresses and had a good night’s sleep.
Today the volunteers spent the day helping with odds and ends jobs at Hesed House. Hesed House is in the middle of a huge transistion in part of the facility. They are turning their transistional housing area into a family shelter and a permanent supportive housing facility. The PV crew cleaned, scraped, painted, assembled furniture and any other thing asked. It wa a great day!
Dinner tonight was delicious. We had tuna noodle casserole, mashed potatoes, corn and for dessert, peach cobbler. Yum yum! After dinner we gathered for reflection. We reflected on the idea of flexibility and its importance, especially in service.
The assembly directions for the Ikea furniture were a perfect symbol of us as PVs. The first guy is grumpy because he has to work alone, but well he has a buddy everyone is happy. PVs never do anything alone!
Sunday, we will kick off the 6th PV Week in Aurora, IL. We are looking forward to a great week and will post daily our activities. We hope you follow along with us!!! If you want to support the volunteers financially during the week, you can through our special campaign at https://chuffed.org/project/support-a-pv-copy
In celebration of the week beginning, here is a throwback to the first week in 2013 outside of a building that we were helping to rehab that now house the offices of World Relief, a refuge support organization.
Throwing it back to our second year of PEACE Camp at Our Lady of Monserrate in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn.
A chain gang or PV Volunteers? While they might not look to happy, the PVs spent countless hours shoveling mud and debris in the summer 2001 following a devastating flood. If I remember correctly, this crew decided they would pretend they were part of a chain gang and gave each other nicknames, and obviously some attitude.
Throwing it back to 2000 when a group of PVs spent a week in Tarboro, NC doing flood cleanup after Hurricane Floyd. Miss Pash was grateful for the help the PVs were able to give her.