Friday, May 6, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Mission Trip

Our mission group returned from New Orleans in time to celebrate Easter with our families and in our own churches - after a week of very hard work, generous hospitality and delightful fellowship. Leaders, Carol and Meg Dutton, of Emmanuel Church in Newport did a superb job of coordinating our schedules for the week.

This house we are siding in the photo will soon be ready for the family of four waiting to move in. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity, Americorps, Episcopal Relief & Development and many other organizations helping to rebuild New Orleans the work goes on, but progress is slow. Now, five years after Katrina, there are still tens of thousands of homes that are in need of rebuilding.

What a great group we had - 15 of us, from teens to 70 - from all over Aquidneck Island. We worked hard each day, in fellowship with other folks from all over the country. A week we'll never forget.