Thursday, June 26, 2008

BonaResponds to help flood victims

BonaResponds to help flood victims:
"Two BonaResponders are currently in Iowa working with Hands On. Recent graduates Mike Vieyra and Tessa Ocke arrived on June 22. Vieyra was impressed by the attitude and work ethic of the people who had so recently lost everything. “The Midwest attitude is to put your head down and get to work. The people here are very grateful for our help and are more than willing to work right along with you, which is not always the case in service trips,” he said.

Vieyra, a veteran of the group, also explained that the victims are not the only ones who benefit from the trip. “The physical work you do is important, but it’s not half of what makes these trips what they are. The people you meet—fellow volunteers, homeowners, as well as people from the local communities—truly make the trip the life-changing experience that it is,” he said."
From the SBU press release

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