Love Long Island 2015: Day 1

IMG_1901_2Today we took 50 Shelter Rock Church students out for day 1 of 2 of serving our community over Spring Break for our 3rd Annual Love Long Island!

Team 1 served at Shelter Rock Church‘s food pantry in Manhasset. They helped clean and painted a room.

Team 2 served at Guardian Angel, a ministry in Sea Cliff which ministers to women and their children in crisis. They cleaned the garage and basement and sorted and cleaned donated toys for children, and organized clothes for their boutique.

Team 3 served a family in King’s Park. The wife has cerebral palsy and is also recovering from shoulder surgery. The husband has just finished battling bladder cancer. We rejoice that he is currently cancer-free, and we are praying for that to be a permanent diagnosis! Our team did some much-needed spring cleaning for the family.

Team 4 also served in King’s Park. They did spring cleaning for my long-time friend, and former volunteer youth worker, the legendary 93-year old Granny Franny (She said she’s 93, but she was apparently 90 when I met her about 8 years ago, lol!). Granny lives alone and except for the senior citizen bus which comes once a week to take her shopping, and Meals-On-Wheels, she doesn’t have many visitors. She was so excited to have our team there, and she gave them her Granny-pep-talk and showed them her Kwanza room.

Tomorrow we are doing 4 more service projects to show God’s love in our community, which I can’t wait to share with you.
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2 thoughts on “Love Long Island 2015: Day 1

  1. Thank you PK for going to Grannies House.
    I know that meant the world to her to see you.
    She loves the young people.
    Stan goes over about three times a week and checks in on her and she loved him dearly. As she always tells him how lonely it gets. Here favorite saying is “I go from one couch to the other”
    If anyone should get a burden to come and if she needs anything from time to time,that would mean a lot.
    Thank you again for coming today,she will never forget it.

    • For sure. I love that lady! I visited with her and we talked about you and Stan and how you always check in on her. She couldn’t stop talking about how helpful Stan has been to her, especially during the winter, and when her pipes burst. She also said Kerry visits when she comes to town. Thank you for continuing to care for her. She is loved and not forgotten!

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