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Lourdes volunteers help renovate houses, serve the needy

Today was our last day of volunteering before we head home in the morning. This experience has been an amazing one for all of us and we look forward to bringing our experience back to Lourdes.

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A blessed day of onions and furniture delivery for Lourdes volunteers

Tim’s group went back to the Sandwich Window that Laurie’s group went to yesterday, while Laurie’s group went to a new place called New Life Furniture. New Life Furniture takes gently used furniture as donations and cleans/repairs them so that they can sell or donate them to families or individuals in need.

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Lourdes students helping the poor in Cincinnati

At the beginning of the day, we played a game in which we had to toss a ball to each other while juggling ping-pong balls. It taught us the importance of how life will always have problems and difficulties and we have to be mindful about them....

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Helping Families At Ronald McDonald House

Today we started our day with a reflection where we washed each other’s hands of our struggles and our happiness, giving it to God. A great way to start out our week – acknowledging that we have both struggles and happiness. After we washed our hands we presented each other with a Tau cross and sent out to our work site agency for today.

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Reflecting On Teamwork And Communication

Today we spent time together as a group as we situated ourselves in the Tau Community House and familiarized ourselves with our new surroundings. We were given a thorough tour of the house and a detailed explanation of the weekly schedule, which left us all feeling rather excited and enthused.

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Lourdes Helps Franciscan’s For the Poor In Cincinnati

Throughout the past years students have participated in various outreach trips. Probably most of you are familiar with our Spring Break Habitat Trip. As time moved on, students began requesting a summer trip. This year we decided that it was time to get a summer trip off he ground.

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Wrapping Up Our Time In Tennessee

It is hard to believe that the last day of being in Tennessee doing Habitat for Humanity has come so soon. It feels like just yesterday that the Tennessee Team got here.

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Patience, Persistence and Friendly Leaders Help Team Raise Scaffolding

Today was our last day at the house-building sites. The morning temperature was just a bit below freezing point. However, it was sunny and quiet. As I was riding in a passenger van with my fellow teammates, I was wondering how our last working shift would unfold in front of us.

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Third Habitat Trip Features Hard Work, Line Dancing

I would have to say that my favorite thing about Habitat is that every year has something new to offer. Whether it be opportunities to travel to a new place, learn a new skill, or meet new people, every Habitat trip is different in its own special way. This year is no different; I have gotten to meet new people, get closer to other people, learn new things and skills, and travel to a new place!

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St. Francis Inspires Students to Build in Alabama

Today we were asked to lead the devotion to start off the workday at our worksite. Naturally, we picked the story of St. Francis of Assisi and how he was called to rebuild God's Church. Each individual of our group read a different part of the story and we ended with a prayer.

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