Day 5: Back to Work

Today, our morning activities were once again delayed, due to the extreme cold and wind chill. Though we were a little disappointed we didn’t get to work again, we were also glad for more time to just hang out. By the afternoon, the weather had changed enough that we could finally get back to work! We split into a few groups- some of us going to our worksite to continue taking down the house we had previously been demolishing, and some of us stayed behind to help with tasks at the church that is hosting us. I got to spend some time working with a community member here, cleaning and organizing a storage area. It felt good to be helping out this place we are staying in, and getting to work with people from here, who are so invested in making it a welcoming and positive place for the community.

The most exciting part of the day was that a local TV news reporter came to do a story on our group spending our spring break working here. A couple of us gave interviews and were actually featured on the news!

Later in the evening, we designated an hour for large group bonding time. We played a trivia game, which got really competitive, but was a good time. We all learned some random tidbits of information that we didn’t know before! We also had time with our small groups; it’s been nice to have a set group of people to check in with at the end of each day. Tomorrow, we are all definitely going to be working outside at the house. Hopefully it will be a little bit warmer, and we can accomplish a lot.

-Hannah

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