We awoke to a chilly morning with the temperatures at a mere 23 degrees when we left for the work sites. Today the group was split up into three groups, one went to the finish up the deck project, one group went to Head Start and a third group went to St. Vincent DePaul to help out with furniture distribution.
The home repair site went very smoothly and the finished project looks great. We had to start the day with a bit of snow removal, but after that everything went smoothly. At the end of the day hugs were shared goodbyes were said. We left proud of our work, and the home owner was very happy and excited about her new deck and ramp.
The group that went to St. Vincent DePaul were able to assist in giving out furniture and other home goods and interact with the people and with the other workers. It is always an eye-opening and learning experience to experience a day at SVDP.
The last group went to the final day of Head Start. Unlike the porch project and distribution of goods at SVDP, Head Start can be hard because you can't really see the impact you may have on a child. But the students presence at the Head Start for the week was so important. We are grateful that the teachers are open to having students come in and help out.
Below are pictures, first from yesterday at the site before we had to call it a day, and secondly from today and the final project.