So for the past three years I have gone to NOLA each spring with a wonderful group of church friends from Michigan, Virginia and North Carolina. The results have been homes for those in need and wonderful friendships with people I would otherwise never have met. What I have received in lending a helping hand far exceeds what I have given which is usually the case when a person volunteers.
This is the home a group of us were adding the finishing touches to this year. This home will house a 29 year old mother who has put herself through college and grad school and her four children.
Our group is large enough to be split between two homes that were under construction. This group did both the inside and outside finish work on this home.
At the other site a couple of blocks away another eleven people from our group were digging the foundation for a new home. They were digging by HAND the start of another person's dream.
I arrived home in time to spend Easter with my family in the comfort of our homes knowing that my bucket list is a little lighter and next year a couple of deserving families will have Easter in their new homes.