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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Happy West Virginia Day!!! Today marks the 149th birthday of West Virginia becoming a state.

Today is also the first day of summer and the temperatures concurred, reaching well into the 90's, making for another hot and humid day. Soccer camp continued into it's third day, was more fun and more soccer. We had another great group of volunteers who jumped in and played soccer with the kids.

We also continued work at the home repair site in New Richmond. Today the group focused on replacing part of the roof on the back, as well as continuing doing more yard work. I hate to say "yard work" as that sounds nice and peaceful, when in fact this "yard work" is on the the side of a mountain in blistering heat with no shade for respite. Work will continue at this site tomorrow and into the summer.

We also had a group who went to St. Vincent DePaul to help sort through the two truckloads of items dropped off last week. The majority of their time was spent organizing and sorting out cans of paint. This will be very helpful to us later in the summer when we need paint.

Volunteers were very anxiously awaiting a spaghetti dinner when suppertime came around.  spaghetti, salad and garlic bread, what more can one ask for you say?  Well, it was topped of with home made apple spice cake.  Yum yum.

After dinner the group gathered for the evenings reflection. This evening we focused on love and helping your fellow human, even when others will not.

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