Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.
Friday was a busy day, hence the late posting. With great teamwork, we were able to move everything not in use and clean the school. It was really quite impressive how fast it got done. A group of volunteers even went to Mullens Manor one last time!
Since we couldn't use anything in the school, we had Cowshed Pizza for dinner, yummy! A veggy tray was also put together to use up leftovers in the refrigerator. It was topped off by a very yummy blackberry cobbler made after a few volunteers went berry picking. What a talented bunch of PVs!!
The last evening of the Summer Program in WV concluded with a bonfire down by the creek behind the school. We burned lumber scraps (untreated of course!) as the official closing of the program. It was really quite moving as the last lumber scraps were put into the fire one by one by each volunteer. We all stood in a circle and watched as the wood burned and turned into embers and eventually went out.
In all ending are the seeds of new beginnings
Passionist Volunteer Goal Statement
Stay tuned for the last week's pictures as well as daily reports from Bedford Stuyvesant.