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Summer is Winding Down, Building is Progressing

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Hello there internet community! It is I, Katie! The new VISTA! I'm now in my second week as the volunteer coordinator and I'm enjoying every second of it. Thank you to Megan Betters, the previous VISTA, for all her hard work this past year and for all her help to get me settled in here. Good Luck at school!

Now on to the nitty gritty!

Both of our current builds are coming along on schedule and we have had a steady flow of volunteers at both sites. Thank you to all the area churches who have participated this summer! What a blessing to our Partner Families and the Habitat family as well. Shout out to the ladies of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Virginia for providing lunch for all our Virginia site build days! The food is always amazing and is true iron range cuisine! "Das ist gut!"

In Hibbing we are currently focusing on interior insulation and the beginnings of landscaping. Tomorrow the 1st Assemblies of God Church will be at the site working hard. Thanks guys and gals! Remember to hydrate! :)

In Virginia were at about the same pace with interior insulation going in on Thursday along with some work on the garage. We still need lots of Lutherans to volunteer at the Virginia build, as we are a Thrivent house, so come on out, remember those closed toed shoes and work up a good sweat!

Last but not least, we are having our quarterly Newsletter Folding Day on Tuesday August 31st. We will be in the basement of the United Methodist Church in Virginia from 9am-1pm. Come for the folding, stay for the pizza and fellowship!

THANK YOU again to all our volunteers, partner families and staff for keeping up the momentum on and off the build site. You're all an inspiration!!

Until next time...
"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe