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Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Indian River

Habitat for Humanity serves the community in many functions, such as building affordable housing for under-privileged families. Unbeknownst to me, Habitat for Humanity also operates “Re-Stores”; these facilities accept donations from homeowners, demolition sites, or companies and resell them to the community at large. They offer a wide variety of items, such as books, paintings,…

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Reflecting on El Salvador

It is my first day back in Massachusetts after an amazing week in El Salvador, and ironically I am now feeling sick from eating American food.  Luckily I have a nice home and family to take care of me.  However, this only reminds me of the lack of families and good homes to take care…

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Digging Deep in El Salvador

The first two days working at the site have been exhausting yet completely rewarding. Since we are teaching entrepreneurship as well as building, we split into two groups of 5 people – one group teaches in the morning while the other builds and vice versa after lunch. Luckily I’m with the group that works in…

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Day Three: From the Windows, To the Walls…

Grace Morton ’14: Our Wednesday night festivities started off at a small local restaurant called “2 Paul’s Radically Urban Barbeque,” where we indulged ourselves in classic Cajun sandwiches. Pulled pork and brisket were top on the list for the group favorites, especially when topped with the special sweet jelly pepper sauce. Once we were stuffed…

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Day One: Drew where are you?

Kelsey Bronski ’14: Since we arrived in Lafayette we have seen a drive-through daiquiri store and discovered we could hop our backyard’s fence into Walmart’s parking lot. Needless to say we’re not in Wellesley anymore. We’ve ventured into Walmart at least 3 times now- and everyone there wants to be our friend. We have been…

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Day Two: Framing

Kyle Shute ’12: In the spirit of emerging ourselves into the Lafayette culture, we went to Old Tyme Grocery and indulged in some phenomenal po’ boys (basically a sub). The owner of the restaurant spontaneously serenated us with his accordion. Last night I let the arcade get the best of me. We pooled our tickets…

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Habitat El Salvador – Day 1 – Hiba

12 hours. That’s how long it takes to get from Boston to San Salvador. Or at least that’s how long it took us to get there. We stopped for some nice Chinese food from Panda express along the way to make the trip shorter. As we changed planes, gathered luggage, and set forth for our…

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