Monday, March 10, 2014
We were blessed with a beautiful day today, sunshine and all warm weather. The group split into two groups with a group going to Head Start and a group going out to a home repair site. The Head Start is always very welcoming to the volunteers and the kids love having them spend the day with them. The one on one interaction of the volunteers and kids is priceless and the stories that come out of the day are always entertaining.
The home repair site today was out in Clear Fork and consisted of several small jobs for a wonderful family. We were greeted at the door with an offer of coffee, is there not a better way to start a site? Our tasks for the day included buidling a new railing on their front steps, tarring and patching the roof, and repairing a closet ceiling that have caved into due to the leaks. The group was so efficient that we were done early and had plenty of time to spend with the home owner and enjoy the sunshine.
We have included some pictures from the first couple of days below.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
The NIU students arrived safely last night. We met up with them in Pineville and then led them out to Bailyesville Community Center where they will be staying for the week. Earlier in the day we had collected the air mattresses and extra blankets from storage, but we weren't able to locate a pump to inflate them. PV improvising to the rescue! We were able to make an inflator by connecting a funnel to a leaf blower, and a little duct tape. It worked beautifully! In no time all the mattresses were inflated and the students were settled in for the night.
After Mass this morning, the students spent the day enjoying the beauty of the nature of Wyoming County, while the PV staff set up the weeks sites, shopped for supplies and collected tools from storage. After dinner we all met back up at BCC for an orientation and commissioning service. We are all looking forward to a great week.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
- A cool infogr.am was created to countdown to the trip. Check it out and countdown with us!
- You can support this wonderful and life changing trip by donating to the new created fundly site specific for this trip.
- And as always, you can follow along during the week, right here on the website, as we post daily the activities that we will be doing. It will almost be like you are with us!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
On March 22nd, the PV Steering Committee will be meeting for their annual planning session in New Jersey. This small group of PVs help assist the staff in the direction of the program. This meeting we will be updating the group where we are at programmatically as well as financially and look to the future. We are open to any input from volunteers for this meeting, so let us know if you have a question or concern.
In the evening of March 22nd, we will be having a pizza potluck for PVs (that is a lot of "Ps"!) also in New Jersey. All PVs are welcome to join us for what will sure to be a fun evening of catching up and looking back.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Once we are up and live we will let you all know.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Our Lady of Guadalupe is eagerly awaiting the return of the PVs, as are the many agencies we worked with last year. It is proving to be another exciting and diverse week. Volunteers will spend their week working in a soup kitchen, assisting with a agency serving babies and small children, help to plant a community garden, just to name a few. If you want to get more of a flavor for what this week will be like, please go to the archives for April/May of 2013 to read about last years trip.
The dates for this year will be Sunday, April 27th through Saturday, May 3rd. Due to space constraints, we do once again have to limit this opportunity to 10 volunteers, so it will be on a first come first serve basis.