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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Friday, July 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

"The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy."
Kalu Kalu

We had another crazy day of weather. It was hot and humid right from the morning, peaking around noon with temperatures in the low to mid 90's. But then tremendous stormed rolled in with 60 mph winds, thunder, lightening and sheets of rain. It took a little over an hour for the storm to roll through and after it passed the temperatures were in the 70's. There were once again some power outages, luckily for us the school power only went out momentarily, it did however take our the internet for most of the day.

Today we had groups at three different sites throughout the county. A small two person crew went to finish up at the site right up the street from the school. Many PVs worked at the this site both this summer and with our college groups. It has been wonderful working with the family. The two girls are already planning on coming down for the camps at the school.

A group returned to the Itmann school house to continue with renovations to the building. On today's plans was the installations of a door and a window, framing for a new wall and digging outside to uncover the drainage pipe.

The final group went to St. Vincent DePaul to help with sorting and organizing in the warehouse. It probably sounds like we do this often, but daily there are bags of stuff left on the steps that needs to be gone through. It is an ongoing project....

We were treated to homemade pizza for dinner tonight for dinner, alongside salad and homemade ice cream cake. Yummy, yummy!!

Tonight for reflection were asked to reflect on the idea of service and how it can bring us happiness while we are doing it. Volunteers shared what it is that draws them back to West Virginia each summer and why they return. I was a nice way to reflect on the idea of service.

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