Apr 24

The 5th Annual PV Seattle Service Week Is Here

For the 5th consecutive year, the PVs will be spending the week in and around Seattle, working with local agencies and learning more about the issues that plague those struggling in the community. This year we have an group of 10 local volunteers that will be participating at the different sites. We will update during the week about our various activities. Please follow along and keep the volunteers in your thoughts.

Building, serving, believing…..PV Volunteers.

Mar 29

PV Reunion Was a Blast!

Right off the top, we want to thank Jo and Wayne for hosting this year’s PV Reunion. We could not have done it without you! And not only that, it would not have been as wonderful without our cozy beach setting for the day and the fun Irish-themed party in the evening!

PVs from far and wide came to spend the day and/or evening with their PV family. During the day we spent time looking back, looking forward and reflecting on what the PVs have done, what lies ahead and who we are. Wonderful discussions took place and we look forward to bringing this energy and continuing these discussions to the the volunteers as a whole during each volunteer week.

After the meetings and our wonderful lunch (thanks Jo!), the group headed down to the beach to take advantage of a break in the rain.

After our stroll on the beach, we headed to Wayne’s house for a wonderful Irish themed meal. By this point, over twenty PVs were now gathered. A great time was had, good food was eaten and music was sung! Thank you to all who took time out of their busy schedules to spend time with their PV family. The whole day was a wonderful reminder about special it is to be a part of this group of wonderful people!

Mar 23

PV Reunion – This Saturday

One last reminder that the PVs will be gathering for a reunion, this Saturday, on the New Jersey Shore. Plan on lots of food, fun and laughter!

If we haven’t heard from you and you are planning on coming, please let us know so we can plan accordingly.

See you at the shore!!!!

Mar 18

NIU Friday – March 17th

Happy St. Patricks Day from West Virginia!!

This was the last work day of the week, and the whole group spent the day at the Itmann Food Bank helping with the monthly distribution of food, clothing, diapers and housewares to families in need. Not only did they hundreds of families get much needed assistance, they also provided a listening ear to many people who just wanted someone to listen to them and hear their struggles.

This evening we shared a meal together with the students at St. John’s Catholic Church in Mullens and then closed the evening with a reflective look back and sharing about the week.

Once again we have been impressed with the quality of students who come down and spend their spring break helping others. Kudos to NIU’s Newman Center for putting the group together and preparing them for their experience. Also, a big thank you to the group’s leaders, Tia and Brian, to Dan for coming and sharing his home repair knowledge and patience nd compassionate self with the students. And finally, thank you to all in Wyoming County who made us all feel so welcome.