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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Pictures And Update From NYS Volunteers

These were taken by Pat Holt, with the Dutchess County HFH who just returned from their trip to Pearlington with the One House At A Time project.

Let her and me know what you think.

http://www.patholt.com/Pearlington

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.

Take care,
Rich

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