Building a Foundation of Change

Building a Foundation of Change

Today marked our third and final day in Panama City, Florida. We served Hurricane Michael victims by installing drywall and mudding in their new home. Specifically, our group helped Claude’s family rebuild their residence, just as they helped others during the...
Serving with Fun

Serving with Fun

For me, the workday did not start at the house but the 40-minute drive to get there. As our group drove we were reminded why we were really here. Palm trees, trash, debris, and buildings toppled over after the hurricanes wake. This served as motivation for the group...
Teamwork Moves Mountains

Teamwork Moves Mountains

When I entered the town of Panama City, I was saddened and shocked. I didn’t truly have any expectations for the devastation that would greet us prior to our arrival but when I saw what Hurricane Michael had done to this town about eight months ago I realized what...
Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together

Today was our second day here in Panama City, Florida. Although Hurricane Michael hit this city many months ago, the destruction it caused still remains. Entire fields of trees lie flattened or bent at odd angles. Street signs and fences are strewn about haphazardly...
Leaving Our Mark

Leaving Our Mark

Today was Day 2 of our Ryan Nece Student Service Trip. Day 2 was dedicated completely to drywall measuring, cutting, and installation. No doubt, it was the most difficult task done so far. Nonetheless, it taught us a lot about ourselves and taught us a lot of skills....
Painting with a twist

Painting with a twist

On the second day of our service trip we showed up to our work site and got right to work. We started out putting the trim on the border of the walls that we painted yesterday. After a couple of minutes, I decided that my skills could be used elsewhere. So I asked our...