First Day – Nicole Goellner

Attending ASB for the first time, I did not know what to expect. After hearing the stories of the people who have yet to live in their house since September, I was heart-broken and ready to help in any way possible. Showing up to our job site, I was speechless at the amount of damage that was done to the single house the group was assigned. Seeing this motivated me to work more diligently to complete as much of the task as possible. Tearing out plywood might not have been my specialty at the beginning of the day, but by the end, it was. The teamwork, hospitality of the volunteers, and new experiences made my first day of the trip successful. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store and the amount of lives the group will impact.