— Joe Walker

So two things were learned today.  1. Everyone is afraid of spiders.  2.  I [Joe Walker] HATE slugs!

Half of the outreach team went to Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky “H.O.N.K.” today to assist with waste removal and other general grounds keeping.  H.O.N.K. can be compared to a local Habitat for Humanity [only serving Northern Kentucky].  The non-profit organization buys, renovates and builds new homes to provide affordable home owning opportunities for low income families.

The team at H.O.N.K. was very hospitable and more than happy to have us come and get down n’ dirty.  Though we joked around with the crew at H.O.N.K. we were able to get a lot done. We were able to fill up two truckloads of waste for them to take to the local landfill.  If we hadn’t been there, perhaps the job would have taken twice the time, thus delaying their next renovation project.  We were able to see the project that they were working on in a low income area; the house was a beautiful three story brick home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

One awesome thing about today was that at lunch time the whole team met back at the office and had a home cooked meal; something they do every day.  The family feel of H.O.N.K. coupled with seeing what they are doing for the community affirmed for the outreach team that we were working with people who shared in Lourdes mission of service.

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