Project Impact 2016 – Day 1 Human Services

i Jun 13th No Comments by

Mondays are often difficult to wake up to, but add 95 plus degree weather, and the following to your Monday to-do list:

1) lay sod in front yard
2) paint the bottom half of house
3) level driveway area and
4) sort thousands of pounds of food…

Phew! That was Monday, and our first day of  Project Impact Summer Service Camp. Campers crossed all of those items off their list with smiles and energy to spare! Today’s theme was Human Services – serving the organizations that serve the housing and hunger needs for people in our community.

Our morning was spent with Habitat for Humanity working at a house site on Bartow Street in the Victoria Place Urban Revitalization Area. This house will one day be occupied by a deserving family, and these kids can say they helped make it happen. Be sure to drive by and take a look at the results. It is a super cute house…your kids will know which one.

The afternoon was spent at the Second Harvest warehouse where they sorted through thousands of pounds of food that will be distributed to families in need in south Georgia. This food was donated by the local community during Second Harvest’s annual Stamp Out Hunger event in May. You may have even left a bag of donated food by your mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up. We may have sorted your food! Our group completed 6-1/2 pallets of boxed food; each completed pallet weighing 1440 lbs. You do the math…we did! That is literally tons of food sorted in a short (but long) 2 hours.

Some of also got a bit messy (I know I did, and now have an official pair of painting pants), so sorry! Grass stains, ground-in dirt, paint, and permanent marker accompanied many of us home. As forewarned, our campers need to be flexible and ready for anything, clothing should be too. Thanks for your understanding, and for sharing your kids with us.

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