Wednesday in New Orleans

Today was the hottest day of the trip so far. The sun was shining for most of the day! I worked on chipping and repainting the railing on one of the United Saints’ buildings. This was not such a fun job to do in the sun. As we were working our site supervisor would come around occasionally see how we were doing and to talk with us. After talking with him and learning his story I felt humbled and bad for complaining about the heat. He had a truly authentic way of looking at life. After all the loss and hardships he had encountered he still found it in his heart to do as much good for others as he could. Although I can only strive to be as involved in volunteer work as he, his stories made me realize how lucky I am to have the capability to help others alongside people like him.

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