Adventure 5- Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
I worked on the “Brush with Kindness” Program which helps low-income homeowners with exterior renovations on their homes, (sort of a community beautification project). It was a rainy and cold day, but I drove down to south LA and met the two project leaders and two other volunteers. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot we could do since it is all exterior work (mostly painting on this particular house) and there was only a small covered back patio that we could work on. So it was only a half day of manual labor, but I did volunteer to go to Starbucks and bring everyone coffee to warm up.
One small comment I will make, I didn’t feel as helpful or inspired helping with these home repairs as maybe working on the projects that build homes for families, mainly because this was a fairly decent neighborhood (for South LA) and good size home (that they OWN) and they had a Cadillac in the driveway. Hmmm.

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