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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"Love is a force... It is not a result, it is a cause. It is not a product; it produces. It is a power, like money, or team, or electricity. It is valueless unless you can give something else by means of it."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Another busy day around PVland today. A lot of hard work and a lot of sweat is happening her in Wyoming County.  Today was the second day of the Pineville Basketball Camp and we were thrilled that more kids came today to play basketball and learn new skills. We also decided to combine our craft camp with the basketball camp in Pineville and that combo seems to be a great success. Those that don't really want to play basketball can have some fun of their own!

We were also spread throughout the county with our five home repair sites. The site furthest from the school is in Corrine. Volunteers continued to work on the ramp and make the modifications in the house for the wheelchair bound resident.

A little bit closer to the school in Brenton, we started a new site where the volunteers worked to fix several weak spots in the floor. Progress was made and we look forward to fixing a few more tomorrow and then to begin tiling.

On the Welch-Pineville road we continued tiling for the lady whose house we worked on last week. We are on the way down the hallway and are almost finished! Volunteers also finished laying the grass seed over the newly covered water line. What was most amazing was that where the grass seed was laid last week, grass is already growing!

Heading back over from Welch Pineville road on Indian Creek, PVs began a new project of what seems to be our specialty this summer, ramps. This ramp is being built for a lady who suffered a stroke and lost most mobility on one side of her body. Her son who lives with her has had to carry her down the stairs to the car. Now, he will be able to wheel her down to the car.

The last site, closest to the school, is in Baileysville. This is a rather large site with a lot of different projects taking place. Today we finished laying the deckboards and started building the frame for the roof. Also the platform frame was built for the beginnings of yet another ramp. (We should know what we are doing with these now, right?) There was also another team working near the back door building a small platform and stairs to give the resident an alternative way out of the trailer. Lots of work done, lots of work still to do.

After the busy day we were all ready for some wonderful food, and wonderful food we were given. We got to feast on homemade calzones, baked ziti, eggplant and ceasar salad.  Needless to say we were all full and happy when we were done : )  And that wasn't it, we also were treated to banana chocolate chip bread, which was also delicious. We are getting a little spoiled here....

Reflection tonight was a look back to when we felt that that the PVs were truly apart of who we are. The stories and moments shared were very powerful.

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