PV WV – Second Week – Friday

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. – Hermann Hesse

We closed out the week today having two groups working in the county. We sent a group to Energy Express to help with putting together 90 snack kits for next week. These snacks will be distributed at five locations next week.

A group also went back to the home repair site in Green Camp. Upon arrival we were VERY happy to find out the the tarring job from the day before fix the leaks completely. The roof was tested last night with heavy rains, so we and the home owner were very happy. Today we were able to do the final sanding and get a first coat of paint everywhere in the inside of the house. On the outside we were able to patch all the areas on the underside of the porch roof where the leaking had damaged the wood. We were also able to get a first coat of paint on this fresh wood. Next week, second coats everywhere!!!

Both groups spent some time in the afternoon visiting with people with whom we have worked for in the past. One visited the family in Lynco that we have know for years. By all reports all the brothers are doing great. The other visit was to a lady known to the PVs as Foxy Lady, whom we worked for many years back, as well as painting her church. Visiting is such a great experience and we love it when volunteers take the time to do so.

Being it is Friday and we have a new group coming in over the weekend, we decided to clean out the fridge and make it leftovers night. We were able to revisit all the wonderful food that we ate earlier in the week for a second time and it was just as good the second time around.

Also since it is Friday, reflection is focused on looking back at the week that was and to share about how our experience this week has effected us and how we want to bring home a part of West Virginia with us when we leave.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers this week. We may have been a bit on the smaller side, but the work that was accomplished was mighty!

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