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As many of you know, we recently built a fantastic playground for the children of Family Re-Entry. What you may not know is that it rained more than 2 inches during the build! published the story of how we overcame the elements to make a dream come true for the kids on its “Stories of Service” blog.

Here’s an excerpt from the story, written by staff member Gary Harmon:

As the rain was pouring down continuously, the drain continued to back-up, and each time a group of volunteers would reform the “bucket brigade” and quickly lower the overflowing water level. It was quite a sight to see individuals from every background, from senior Odyssey House staff to community volunteers to Odyssey House clients, working side-by-side and hand-in-hand in the worst rain imaginable in order to construct the playground.

Click HERE to read the entire story. is an online resource for finding volunteer opportunities. It is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which was created in 1993 to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. The organization runs three programs: AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America.

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