Mission Statement: The PV Volunteers are an ecumenical community of diverse individuals. By providing a service experience in a variety of settings, we respond to human need, form relationships and encourage change and growth both in ourselves and with those we serve.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Sir Winston Churchill

As you can imagine with moving out of the school, Friday was a really busy day. We broke up into teams to either clean, pack up or drive and move all of the PV possessions from Hanover to our house in Pineville. With teamwork and a coordinated effort, everything that we weren't still using (ie. air mattresses, food, etc.)was at the house and put away by 1:00 and the cleaners were done by noon. Having done the clean up with only 2 people before, this was an amazing effort the is MUCH appreciated.

After all the moving was done, some volunteers headed out to Glen Rogers manor for an afternoon of Banana Bingo and fingernail painting and what also turned out to be an afternoon of singing and playing the piano. What a great afternoon.

Also in the afternoon, some volunteers went on much appreciated visits to some of the people we have met over the years.

For dinner tonight we had pizza, since all of our dishes were packed. Although not a lot of food, it was appreciated after a hard days work.

Reflection tonight was a chance to close the chapter of this years summer program at Huff Consolidated. We reflected on how easy people can fall through the cracks, but how important it is to talk with each other and share our experiences. We all shared how we were changed, or how our world has changed because of our experiences this summer. It was a very poignant ending to this chapter.... onward to the house in Pineville for our last week in Wyoming County before moving on up to Bedford Stuyvesant.

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