Wednesday, January 09, 2008

It's Hard to Let Them Go............

One of the greatest joys of being on staff at Lagniappe is the great privilege we have to get to know volunteers who come to serve from all over the country. However, it is also one of the great "hurts" we genuinely feel when we have to see them go. Shown here is a group of volunteers from the community of Whitewater, Wisconsin, a community which adopted Bay St. Louis shortly after Katrina. This group contributed 784 hours of service to Bay St. Louis this week! They also presented our public library with a check for $1500 donated by their Whitewater Library, they gave our Second Street Elementary School a check for $500 from quarters collected by their own Washington Elementary School, and they donated approximately $250 for miscellaneous building materials as they worked on Lagniappe projects throughout the week.
This group came to us from Covenant
Presbyterian Church in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. Richard and Sarah Fisher served graciously in our kitchen, assisting our chef, Elizabeth Holman, with preparing, serving and cleaning up this week, while the rest of their group worked on several houses nearing completion, doing drywall and flooring. Thank you, Covenant!

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