Volunteering in Mississippi

Four weeks have slipped by rather quickly for us.  We are 13 senior building trades students and myself as instructor to keep them current in their studies.  We have 2 more weeks of work with Habitat in Bay St Louis, MS and then we move on to New Orleans where we will work with the Episcopal Service Organization.

Our first week here was very hot and humid and I was very proud of how our students jumped into the work in spite of it.  We helped finish 2 duplexes so they would be ready for an open house - a lot of painting, polishing and trim work. Since then we have framed and sheathed 2 single family homes.  On Thursday we installed windows and doors and on Monday I think we will be siding with fiber cement and installing soffits and fascia.

We went on a swamp tour but didn't see any of the big gators that day.We have been to New Orleans to explore a couple of times.  They all tried the gator sausage poboys and absolutely loved them!

ASC student Tony Palella

ASC student Tony Palella

Brandon Richardson and Nate Haines, taken at Habitat build site on Union Street.

Brandon Richardson and Nate Haines, taken at Habitat build site on Union Street.

ASC students hard at work

ASC students hard at work

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