Pictures And Update From NYS Volunteers
Let her and me know what you think.
Also - Rich Taylor, the head of the Dutchess County Habitat, wrote the following. It speaks volumes to the experience.
I and all the other 28 volunteers had a great time working on housing in Pearlington.
Many if not all want to return this spring and/or next year. I was such a rewarding venture and many said they received more than they gave. They all worked long days trying to get as much done as they could in 5 days. Some did not want to return home and two stayed several days longer.
We would like to help more from up here in Dutchess County.
We all (29) had a great time helping the 4 families in Pearlington and they all expressed an interest of returning this spring and/or next year. I will be working on planning another trip.
I also will be seeking funds and gift cards to be sent to Pearlington. Our local Habitat group has adopted Pearlington as a place of great need to send our quarterly tithe to. Our local paper did a story on our group and we made the front page with pictures.
Our crew was divided into 4 groups with some finishing the Dunaways (CBS house), some painting & finishing siding on the Watson's houses, 3 did sheet rocking and taping on another house and a group of 5 cleaned out rubbish on another home.Two of our group stayed to Thursday the following week to help get the CBS house ready.