It is not very often that all three Housing crews get to work together on one project. Well this past week we were all together on Robert’s (another housing crew leader) jobsite. He needed some help getting things wrapped up at his participant’s house. It is always interesting to see how everyone works together because it is very rare that we do and every crew leader has a different way of doing things. But by the end of the week we had accomplished a lot of work and everyone was still in one piece. We installed four windows, trimmed windows, repaired a few floors, hung some drywall, did lots of mudding, put in a few doors, did lots of painting and all new kitchen cabinets were installed. All and all it was a successful week.
Also this week I had the opportunity to go to Lexington and speak at a donor appreciation dinner. There were about 15 people in attendance and the purpose of the dinner was to discuss the changes going on at CAP with the renovations going on at Camp AJ, the building of the McCreary Volunteer House and the renovations at Mountain Christian Academy which will become a Mission Center for large volunteer groups. All three of these projects are being made possible through a grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation. The dinner was very informative and CAP’s president Guy Adams answered a lot of questions about the projects. My role at the dinner was to be a representative from the volunteer aspect and to share my story and experiences that I have had at CAP. Although there was some bad weather most of the people were able to attend the dinner, even though it took a little longer for everyone to get there. As a result of the weather I was stranded in Lexington for the night since the roads were so terrible. Luckily there was a very nice couple at the dinner (Dave and Josa) that had an extra room at their house in Lexington, so I was able to stay the night there, until the roads were clear in the morning. Dave was also a former CAP volunteer so it was good to chat with him and hear about his CAP volunteer experience. Therefore the dinner was very successful and I was excited that I got to meet some of the people that help make the work at CAP possible. Thank you again to all of our donors and for your generosity.
As for weekend fun, Friday night the Floyd Volunteer House had some people over from both the Magoffin and Johnson Volunteer houses for a game night. It was very successful with lots of food and games. Then on Saturday I had my first trip to Steak n Shake, a fast food restaurant that specializes in shakes and burgers. It was a very good trip and they had some amazing shakes, I would definitely recommend it. I ended my weekend with church on Sunday and an afternoon/night of football, which I was very disappointed in because the Jets lost and yes I am a Jets fan! So it was a pretty eventful weekend, with very little snow which is always good, because I am definitely ready for warmer weather!
Kate Stefanowicz is a long-term volunteer in CAP’s Housing program. She lives in Floyd Volunteer House.