After our beautiful day yesterday, we started the week with clouds, rain and cooler temperatures. But despite the weather we were able to have a great first day of the week. The group split up into three groups. One group went to the Baileysville Head Start where they were able to provide some much needed assistance as one of their teachers was out sick for the day. The volunteer enjoyed playing with all the kids and helping out wherever they were needed.
A second group headed to Pineville to help out in the warehouse of St. Vincent DePaul. Last week they received a semi truck full of clothes and furniture that pretty much filled the entire warehouse. Volunteers worked alongside Debbie to begin the process of organizing the clothes so that the furniture could be available for a distribution later in the week, both at the warehouse and at the monthly distribution at the Food Bank.
The third group went to a home repair site up in Hanover, near the school where we stay in the summer. There were several tasks to be done, so a small group worked with Dan replacing a couple of floors. By quitting time all the floors were replaced and sturdier than ever. Another project that was started and completed was replacing a small hole in a bedroom wall. Tomorrow that room will be painted lavender, as requested by the 10 year old who calls the room home. A third small group painted the 8 year old sister's room pink. Later in the day, both sisters worked side by side with the volunteers to put the fresh coat of paint on the walls.
All in all we had a wonderful first day of the week. We look forward to sunny skies and warmer weather for the rest of the week, but we really couldn't have asked for a better first day.