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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

The week kicked off with a chilly, but sunny morning.  The mountains were absolutely gorgeous with the snow and ice on the leafless trees and the blue sky as the backdrop.  I have to say, not a bad way to wake up.

For the service activities for today, we broke the HC students into three groups. One group went up to the Maben Head Start and helped in two different classrooms. From all reports everyone had a great time interacting with the kids.

A second group spent the day at the St. Vincent DePaul warehouse helping to sort and organize. At the end of the day when you walked into "Ned's Place" it looked so nice you would have thought you were walking into a department store.

The third group took the long drive out to Hanover to apply mud to newly installed drywall.  The home owner had been flooded a couple of times and recently was able to raise his house on cinder blocks to prevent future flooding.  The flood damage that had occurred had ruined his drywall up to about 4 1/2 feet.  A group from Duquesne University tore out the drywall up to 4 1/2 feel and put in new drywall.  After a few coats of mud, it will be sanded and painted and be ready for the homeowner to move back in.

All in all it was a very good first day out.

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