Yesterday I participated in a Day of Caring. For those who have never heard of it, It’s a United Way sponsored event where companies or other groups of people get together and make a positive difference in their community. These events happen throughout the year but many of them have zeroed in on 9/11 due to the significance of that day. We can never make the events of that day go away but at least we can do something positive in the world. About 100 people participated in our event and approximately 5000 people in the Charleston area participated at various other locations.
We worked at Catholic Charities of Charleston. They are a Catholic organization dedicated to spreading the word of God by helping meet the basic needs of individuals. It’s hard to convince a starving child that God loves them. They provide food and other support to needy people in our community. They also help out with other worldwide events like disaster relief. Yesterday we made repairs and improvements to their building and grounds. I manly worked clearing brush that had grown over their fence and was overtaking their playground. We also pulled weeds, planted some new bushes and reset benches and picnic tables. We had a construction crew that put down tile and built some new walls to make their building more usable. In addition to all that, we brought in food which they are using for disaster relief efforts.
We had a great turnout and we got a lot done. Lunch was donated by our company and several people did the cooking. The weather was great too and helped us get so much done. I wish I knew how many people worldwide helped out with this event. Just think how much we could get accomplished if everyone participated. Here are some pictures I took yesterday. I didn't get many working shots because when they were working so was I. I didn't want to stop and take photo's while the others were working
This is the Church where the Charity building is located.
I think she is saying: Bless these people for helping out.
We trimmed this tree and put down mulch to make a nice area for this picnic table. The mulch was donated by the way.
This little building is the office for Catholic Charities. The entire building got a makeover.
We put down new mulch in the play area and cleaned all the brush away from that fence.
Here we weeded and put down mulch for the picnic area.