Saturday, June 9, 2007

Photos for you!

Last night, we were welcomed into Church Beneficent, a Congregational church here in Providence with a long history with the affordable housing cause. The parish members provided us a meal of pasta and salad, complete with ice cream for dessert. After dinner, Tommy and Emily gave a presentation about bike and build. As I was listening to the speakers, I was trying to imagine how to make this cause mine, how to make it hit home and how to make it real. I want to be able to tell a story when it's my turn to present (Sunday night). I want to speak with as much passion as Tommy, and inspire people as well as people inspire me.

We went to build at a Providence Habitat site this morning led by Herman, a man from the Netherlands working as a Habitat Coordinator here in Providence, but got rained out in the afternoon. So, I found a computer to upload some photos from the trip so far. Might as well take advantage of it when I can. Check 'em out here.

We're a pretty good group, diverse enough to be interesting and similar enough to get along and get things done. It doesn't feel like we've only known each other for about 48 hours.

Later this afternoon and tonight we're going to be painting our trailer and personalizing it for our trip. I'm sure there'll be pictures of that soon.

Tomorrow: first ride day. We take off between 8:30 and 9am en route to Pomfret, CT.

1 comment:

shakur said...

I just happened onto the bike and build website and was reading some of the posts and wanted to thank you for making the commitment to doing the ride and helping raise money and awareness for affordable housing. I used to live and work in providence for a non profit housing group, so I know the need and the work well. It is heartening to know that there are people willing to dedicate their summer, their hearts and their bodies to help. I had completed a few of the AIDS rides from boston to nyc so I have a sense of what you are doing, but the scale you are undertaking is much greater and I admire your courage. Keep your confidence up on the days that are rainy and long, you can do anything you set your heart on. Peace and many blessings on your journey.