Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Grinnell Back in Town

Grinnell College arrived on Sunday for their 4th trip to work in Galveston with TEDRD. Its great to have some familiar faces around. What a wonderful legacy these students are leaving with their ReNew program.

The students from Maggie's alma mater continue to selflessly offer a helping hand to our homeowners as they recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ike.

Yesterday, Rev. Lillian Hyde and St. George's - Texas City made dinner for Grinnell as a show of thanks for the work they have put in. She made red beans and rice, and it was delicious!. Thanks Lillian, and thanks Grinnell for your continued efforts!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Great Week!

We're finishing up another great week of work in Galveston. Our groups from Dordt College, Immanuel Church of Ft. Collings, and Kenyon College have all been marvelous. They just about ran us out of work by the end of this week.

We will probably be picking up another home or two next week to get started on as we close a few others by the end of the month. Such a great feeling to finish these projects!

400 volunteers have already made it to Galveston. And we will finish at least 5 houses by the end of April. What an accomplishment! Credit goes to our wonderful volunteers who give of their time and resources to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate.

Thanks to all of you!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's another great day of rebuilding and repairing homes. We're wearing our green as we try to finish up some projects. Ms. Marsha's house is nearing completion, and Ms. Eleanor and Ms. Charlotte are basically finished!

We've already reached 10,000 hours of volunteer work for this year. What an incredible accomplishment! Our goal was 25,000 hours, and it looks like we'll easily surpass it. Thanks for all you do.

Murphy Says: "Kiss Me I'm Irish"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Volunteers Steadily Working

Last week we had a couple great groups from ACC schools, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. It was great to have more college students in town to get work done.

Thanks UNC and VT, you guys were great!

Today, we started with 3 new groups. One from Immanuel Church in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Another from Dordt College in Iowa, and one more from Kenyon College in Ohio. Kenyon is making their second trip.

Thanks guys! It looks like its going to be a great week!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

St. Aug's Makes Dinner!

Members of St. Augustine's Episcopal in Galveston made dinner for our volunteers last Thursday as a show of appreciation for their great work. What followed was a great night of food and fellowship.

By all accounts, the food was terrific and the company just as good. Thanks St. Aug's for the amazing supper, and thanks again to our volunteers for all of your wonderful work!

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