Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop. – Dorothy Height
Over the weekend we welcomed a new group of volunteers. Volunteers traveled from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Minnesota and Wisconsin to spend time volunteering in Wyoming County. Yesterday we had our orientation and commissioning and jobsite sign-ups for the first day.
Today we have volunteers at four different sites throughout the county. One crew headed back to our site in Green Camp to continue with the second coat of paint. They once again had a great time talking with the family.
Another crew worked for a lady in Pineville installing two sets of railings on her steps to make it easier for her to get in and out of her house. While the crew was working outside, there was a crew working inside giving the kitchen a fresh coat of paint. A lot was accomplished today and only touch-ups and a faucet installation is left to be completed.
A third home repair crew spent the day out between Pineville and Welch working for a woman whom the PVs met many years ago. This time we were tasked with trying to stop a leak in her roof that had water running down into her livingroom damaging her ceiling and floor.
We were also able to send a couple of volunteers to Energy Express in Mullens to help with the kids literacy program and feeding program. The volunteers that came were the guest readers for the day and also were able to share what their life is like in Wisconsin. The kids had lots of questions…
For dinner tonight we had sweet and sour chicken, mashed potatoes, black beans, sauteed carrots and green beans and a delightful salad. Definitely a yummy and filling meal. Yum, yum.
We spent time at reflection this week getting to know a little bit more about each other. We have several new PVs this week and many returning volunteers that have not worked together before. It is a great mix and will only get better and we grower closer as a community. We also had volunteers share a new and a good from their day with the group.