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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." Kahlil Gibran

We woke up today with the sun shining and a promise of a warm day. Volunteers were spread out at four different sites today, two home repair sites, the Itmann Food Bank and Basketball Camp.

One of the home repair sites was finishing up the ramp that we have been building for the last couple of weeks for a man up in Hanover and the other was working next door at his son's house to build him a ramp of own. Both are moving along wonderfully, but by afternoon it started getting pretty hot. That is for everyone except the lucky two who worked near the open front door and could feel the air conditioning coming out : )

The group who ended up at the Itmann Food Bank started their day stopping by St. Vincent DePaul and picking up as much paint as could fit in the vehicles to bring over to the Food Bank for distribution. They got pretty much most of it, but there are a few cans left. After they got to Mullens and unloaded the paint, they began to reorganize the food bank from Friday's distribution.

The final group of volunteers stayed back at the school to run the basketball camps. Coach D is back for another year of basketball fun. There were nine kids at the camp, with expectations of there being more tomorrow as many of them were going to bring friends along. Also there was some recruiting of the kids who are often found in front of the school playing basketball.

Tonight for dinner we had a filling, but simple meal of spaghetti, salad and bread. The veggie sauce was fortified with vegetables from a volunteers garden that made the trip to WV.

Reflection this evening centered on community and how community can stretch us, in a good a way. We were asked to share an example of how community stretches us.

All in all, a great start to another week.

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