September 16 - 19
A group of DPC members and friends traveled to Schoharie, New York, September 16th-19th to lend a hand with repair work desperately needed after many homes and other buildings were damaged in Hurricane Irene last fall.
The group was hosted by Middleburgh Methodist Church, and spent a good portion of the week removing debris from a home that had realized about 5 feet of water to the first floor. They were also able to complete all of the rough plumbing, moving the homeowner closer to being able to insulate and drywall. The homeowner, a young father, hopes to celebrate Christmas there this year.
The volunteers spent the second portion of the week stripping paneling and removing insulation from a building that originally housed the Schoharie fire department. The owner, Ben, is determined to do his part to revitalize the downtown area of the village.
The group had wonderful weather and was grateful for the hospitality from the Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and the Methodist church where they stayed. They are hoping to return in the spring for another trip.