"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his or her own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful."
A new group of volunteers and new sites to start off the week. The group split into two went two totally different directions in the county today. We had one group go to meet a Second Harvest food delivery truck to help transport items to the Itmann Food Bank. Each month the food bank is able to get food from the Mountineer Food Bank at a reduced cost for distribution to the people who come into the Itmann Food Bank each month. Not only did volunteers help transport the food from the drop off location, but they also helped unload the trucks and cars at the other end.
The second group of volunteers begun work on a ramp at a house in Oceana. The ramp is being built for a gentleman who will soon be taking car of his wheelchair bound daughter. Right now there is no way in or out of the house for the wheel chair. The PVs made great progress today framing out the platform part of the ramp. Perhaps the hardest part of the day was moving a set of cement steps that were in place where the ramp is going to go. With the home owners help and ingenuity, the were moved to the side so the ramp work could begin.
Everyone worked up quite an appetite today, so we were very thankful when dinner time rolled around. Because we had so many leftovers from last week and we didn't want to waste the delicious creations, we will be enjoying the dinners again! It is also a nice way to connect last weeks volunteers with this weeks. Thank you to all that had a hand in creating our meal tonight.
For reflection we reflected on John the Baptist going out into the desert and how we at times have to go into the desert to find God.