Thursday, January 31, 2013

MLK DAY 2013 WORK DAY WITH REBUILDING TOGETHER
Casady-Mercy-Youth LEAD OKC MLK Day Rebuilding Together Team


EXPRESSIONS OF APPRECIATION
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to serve our community especially on MLK Jr. Day. Our services that day is the epitome of Martin Luther King's ideology when he preached, "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."  Helping Mrs. Johnson allowed our youth to grow a bit taller, feel better, and understand a whole lot more.  B. J., Mercy School
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On behalf of the Casady/Mercy/ Youth LEAD OKC MLK Day Team thank you for the opportunity provided to students to serve on January 21, National Day of Service.  Mrs. Johnson was kind, welcoming, loving, and flexible.  She inspired our kids to the point that one student decided on his own, to get a gift for Mrs. Johnson.  Hunter and a group of Casady juniors and seniors presented Mrs. Johnson with a vacuum cleaner purchased at a Home Depot errand for cleaning supplies.  
Mrs. Johnson worked closely throughout the day with the sorting team and was complementary of the experience.  As we concluded our time at her home, Mrs. Johnson stated how grateful she was for the enthusiasm demonstrated by everyone who worked at her house.  The challenges we faced were solved by quick problem solvers and the leadership of actions taken changed according to the need of the moment.
A quick reviewed by Jonathan at 4:00 PM let us conclude that we had done what you needed on the first day of work at Mrs. Johnson's house. Once you complete winterizing her home, please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help her finalize details to a safer, warmer, and drier home.
The Casady YAC will be reflecting MLK Day service day this coming Friday.  Jim Bonfiglio and I reflected our experience this year and he brought to our attention a path to explore to a sustainable relationship on MLK Day with Rebuilding Together for teens 14-15 years old- our freshmen and sophomores.  We look forward to a "reflective tea time" to explore Rebuilding Together interest in an ongoing relationship on MLK Day and what the cost implications will be to get a house again.  
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve, learn, and build relationships with our Oklahoma City community.  C.C. Casady School


IN THE NEWS http://newsok.com/volunteers-work-to-repair-homes-in-oklahoma-city-neighborhood/article/3747899

Rebuilding Together OKC is helping to repair a targeted neighborhood during the National Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps MLK Work Week.

As the event continues through Sunday, Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps members are gathered from across the country to help rebuild an Oklahoma City neighborhood, according to a news release.

photo - Casady High School junior Ayman Paracha, 16, paints a bedroom ceiling as students from Mercy School and Casady School help repair a home in northeast Oklahoma City on Monday.
Casady High School junior Ayman Paracha, 16, paints a bedroom ceiling as students from Mercy School and Casady School help repair a home in northeast Oklahoma City on Monday.

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Memories of MLK Day of Service and January Cyclone volunteering

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Casady MLK Day @ the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

 


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Obamas volunteering on January 19, 2013





This weekend of service, celebrating Inauguration Day and Dr. King, was a great reminder that we each have a leadership role to play in setting the course for our nation. Let us know what you did this weekend - and what you plan to do all year long, as we rededicate ourselves to Dr. King's dream. Connect with Points of Light on Facebook and on Twitter at #2013MLKDay or at info@pointsoflight.org.


 




 

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