On Saturday, our entire semester ventured into the surrounding towns for a morning of community service. My group went to the Tedford Family Shelter in Brunswick, a house for families in transition. We were supposed to seal a driveway, but upon arrival we discovered that the previous night’s rain storm had dumped gallons of water into the shelter’s basement, flooding it in several inches of water. So are plans changed to help with the current problem.
Two students vacuumed out the basement with a shop-vac; the number of trips up and down the stairs to dump out the water was countless, but they managed to clear out the basement with time to spare. The rest of us primed new window casings in the common rooms and in a family apartment. Although our plans changed due to the weather we still had a productive day in the community.
-Rachel Kleinman, Athens, OH