Tag Archives: The Mission Continues

Giving Back

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Like everyone else old enough to remember, I know exactly where I was on the 11th of September 2001. I was sitting on hall duty in Farmingdale High School, New York when the first of a few letters was delivered. Like everyone else who tried to get through, I found the mobile phone lines weren’t working. Kids were pulled out of class, teachers rode the busses with elementary school kids and we all sat in silence for hours glued to the television. Later, I found out that my sister, who traveled on the subway through the Twin Towers station every morning had made it through and a co-worker of hers provided shelter on Staten Island for the next few days. My Dad was in Europe at the time and eventually, through the kindness of strangers, coworkers and embassies made it home from Belgium a few days later. In the years since, at school, we had no morning announcements aside from a moving tribute coupled with a talented singer serenading the school with the chorus of Sarah McLachlan’s, I Will Remember You. Read the rest of this entry

Mission continued!

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My friend Jenn and I met in a youth group organization in our teens. She always considered me a ‘little sister’ and I can remember many hours spent with friends working on community service projects and attending events together. Somehow, life reconnected us over twenty-five years later in San Diego, California. She’s the reason for our participation in a spectacular build day and for an introduction to some amazing people with whom we hope to continue to connect. Volunteering is good for the soul. Read the rest of this entry